The Australian Government, through Pacific Women, has committed approximately $10.1 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives to support women’s empowerment in Tonga.
The Tonga Country Plan prioritises women’s economic empowerment in a holistic manner and funding for the women’s centres to ensure the continuing provision of vital services to survivors of violence, as well as trialling prevention approaches in communities. It also supports work to strengthen best practice (including in monitoring and evaluation) across the many organisations that are delivering prevention programs in Tongan context.
In addition to Pacific Women, DFAT makes an important contribution to gender equality in Tonga through mainstreaming gender outcomes in the aid program, as well as through political, diplomatic and corporate activities.
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- Date Published: April 1, 2020