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

Pacific models of male advocacy working to end violence against women

Pacific Women supports a range of activities that enable male advocates to be agents of change to end violence against women in communities across Pacific Island countries.


Stories of rural women’s resilience after Tropical Cyclone Gita

When Tropical Cyclone Gita hit Tonga in February 2018, the Women and Children Crisis Centre harnessed the power of the media to share stories of rural Tongan women’s resilience with a global audience.


The Pacific’s first free legal centre for survivors of domestic violence

Tonga is the first country in the region to have a dedicated legal centre providing free assistance for survivors of domestic violence.


Pacific girls shaping Pacific development

A new Pacific Women program focuses attention and resources on adolescents. Pacific Girl planning activities in 2017–2018 have ensured that girls and young women will shape the final program design.