• “I want them to become a peace makers where ever they are”

    The WCCC’s Community Education Team (CET) carried out its awareness program to some of the secondary schools. This is one of the centre’s prevention and response program. It is aimed at the secondary school students to identify factors that contribute to school dropout and not abling to achieve their educational goals. And this in fact […]
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  • Making it easier for health professionals to help victims

    The World Health Organisation’s Clinical and Policy guidelines for responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women state: “Women who have been subjected to violence often seek health care, including for their injuries, even if they do not disclose the associated abuse or violence. A health care provider is likely to be the […]
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  • Human Rights and Gender refresher session with WCCC staff

    The Director of WCCC, ‘Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki, facilitated a two day workshop for WCCC staff on the 11th and 12th of February, 2016. The training was carried out as a recap on two of the most fundamental values of the Centre;  Human Rights and Gender Equality. The workshop allowed staff to  revisit  these two concepts, […]
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  • New radio programme to commemorate International Women’s Day, 2016

    WCCC launched a new Radio Program on the 8th of March to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. The program is called  ‘Fanguna’ which means ‘to  awaken’. In Tonga many people deny, or are unaware of, the extent of domestic violence. The programme aims to convey  to the public the truth about domestic violence in […]
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  • A Tool kit for media personnel

    A two day workshop for media personnel focussed on reporting on Violence Against Women and Girls was held as a follow up to a workshop held last year. It ended with the official launch by Lady Luseanne Luani, President of Tonga Media Council, of a Tool kit: ‘Tips For Media Practitioners on Reporting on Violence […]
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  • Acknowledgement

    The WCCC sends a huge MALO ‘AUPITO (thank you) to those individuals, organisations, associations and groups who have made the following donations to the Centre;   The Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, His Excellency Andrew Ford’s step-sister who donated $150 cash which contributed towards the Christmas Goodie Boxes given to WCCC’s clients were most in […]
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  • Keeping Children Informed

    The WCCC continued to do its ongoing school awareness programs to both primary and secondary schools. “Children need to be reminded constantly of their safety and security rules which assist in protecting them from any abuse situation. They are also informed of the good and bad touches. They are urged and encouraged to report, if […]
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  • 7th Meeting of the Pacific’s Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women

    Five participants from the Tonga Women and Children Crisis Centre attended the 7th meeting of the pacific women’s network against violence against women in Fiji. The Network first met in 1992 with 15 representatives from 15 Pacific countries.  The 7th meeting , 24 years later gathered more than 60 members from across the pacific who […]
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  • UN WOMEN Regional Consultation on the Prevention of Violence Against Women

    WCCC Director, ‘Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki and WCCC Youth Advocate, Soana Pongi were fortunate to take part in this year’s Pacific Regional Consultation on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls. The consultation was held in Nadi, Fiji from the 12th to 14th of September. The objectives of the consultation were: Engage in critical conversations and […]
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  • Connecting with the Peace Corps

    One of the Peace Corp Volunteers thanked the WCCC for its works. This was during WCCC’s session in which it was invited to do a presentation to the new recruits on Gender and WCCC’s services. The volunteers asked a lot of questions also raised a good, lengthy discussions. Questions around CEDAW also violence against transgender […]
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