• Comment from the Director

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our readers and new readers who have just come on board!  It’s been a challenging year at the WCCC with an increase in clients being referred to the safe house (it normally averages between 40-50 clients per year). This year (as of 22 December) we have had a record number of […]
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  • Comment from the Director

    There is still a lot of work to be done to end violence against women, children and girls in Tonga in order to improve their lives. The reality right now is that a survivor of domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment or child sexual abuse cannot be assured of access to safe, supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and […]
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  • Comment from the Director

    Malo e Lelei! Working with young people is a huge part of WCCC’s prevention strategy. The ultimate goal for us at WCCC is that there is no longer a need for a crisis centre. Unfortunately, statistics are telling us another story with the number of reports at both the police and WCCC on the rise. […]
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  • Comment from the Director

    When a person is discriminated against only because she is female, is this wrong?  If you tell a young girl to put up with sexual jokes made at her in the workplace from male colleagues because its part of the normal male biology and culture, or when police re-victimize women and girls who have been […]
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  • Comment from the Director

    Welcome to the first edition of our Mo’ui Ke Fiefia Newsletter for 2015.  We have  started this year with a lot of challenges both good and bad.  One of the  biggest achievements is Government’s announcement that it is now prepared to take steps in ratifying CEDAW—the UN Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of […]
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  • Acknowledgement

    March 2014 A BIG MALO ‘AUPTIO TO REV. ‘IKANI VAITOHI AND HIS DAUGHTER MONALISA VAITOHI   The WCCC would like to take this opportunity to thank Rev. ‘Ikani Vaitohi and his family, particularly his daughter Monalisa for the ongoing fundraising and support that they give to the work carried out by the WCCC.   Monalisa […]
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  • A safe haven

    The Mo’ui Ke Fiefia Safe House is a temporary safe house for victims and survivors of violence in Tongatapu. It gives women and her children and young girls a safe space to find solace and access the support she needs most. Some clients can stay up to 6 weeks, others 2 days. It all depends […]
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  • Our first AGM

    The WCCC held its very first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April and was able to present both its activity reports and audited financial statement for the 2010 calendar year. These reports are available here on our website. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the independent Trustees of our Management Collective, Lepolo Taunisila, […]
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  • The need for meaningful gender analysis

    The Ministry of Education, Women’s Affairs and Culture (MEWAC) has publicly noted their concern on the high drop-out rates of boys from the primary and secondary school levels, where girls are doing much better.  It’s a gender issue that needs to be addressed. However, we also must not lose sight of the fact that in […]
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  • Equality and the Tongan Constitution

    As Tongans we should be very proud of The Declaration of Freedom and the Same Law for All Classes under the Tongan Constitution –  For rights such as these to be enacted in 1875 is something that was most definitely a huge progressive step forward in Tonga’s political and constitutional history. Unfortunately, more than one […]
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