Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $10.1 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Tonga. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Tonga Country Plan Summary. Details on activities currently underway in-country with various partners is available via our interactive map. The list of program partners can be found here. Tonga is also supported by Pacific Women’s regional program, details of which can be viewed on the interactive map under regional activities.

Stories of Change

What is Pacific Girl?

Pacific Girl is a $4.5 million multi-country program to support adolescent girls in Pacific Island countries achieve their full potential.


Men standing up to end violence against women

The Women and Children Crisis Centre in Tonga is implementing a second phase of a Pacific-centred male advocacy training program. As a result of the training, more men are standing up to end violence against women and girls—even when it makes them feel uncomfortable.


Promoting Bodily Integrity and Rights for Girls

Through a range of activities, the Talitha Project educates young women and girls on their fundamental human rights and reinforces the importance of protecting these rights. One activity is the My Body! My Rights! program, which worked with 36 young girls and representatives from key partner organisations between March 2016 and February 2017.


Strengthening women’s civil society leadership

Two key Tongan civil society leaders and members of the Women in Leadership Coalition are Ms Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Director of the Women and Children Crisis Centre and Ms Betty Blake, President of Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili (translated as For […]