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Continuation of sexual and reproductive health services is vital in the face of COVID-19

In Tonga, the Government has deemed sexual and reproductive health services as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. On this World AIDS Day, we are reminded that eliminating stigma and…  


Tonga Innovation Report & Proposed Innovation Work Plan 2020-2025

This report documents local voices and stories on innovation based on their own understanding and experiences of innovation at country level. The findings form the basis for Tonga’s first…  


Digital development to empower Tongan gender-based violence survivors to access justice

Survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence in Tonga are being encouraged and assisted with an online portal to make their decisions to access justice. The Tonga Family Protection Legal…  


Tonga youth take lead in disaster risk management

The involvement of youths as agents of change during early recovery efforts strengthens disaster resilience and preparedness, is a step in the right direction to achieve a sustainable future for all…  


‘Digital’ and ‘mobile’ a new normal for resilient public service delivery in Tonga

More citizens in Tonga will enjoy efficient and resilient delivery of public services due to the increasing use of digital and mobile devices in government’s operation. This will be a ‘new normal’ as…  


Tonga Legislative Assembly organizes first-ever budget briefing for CSOs

In a historical move, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has for the first time organized a budget briefing for representatives of Tonga’s civil society organizations. The briefing was held in…  


Outreach services REACH Ha'apai and Vavaʻu remote communities

The islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u have welcomed the successful Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) pilot outreach programme delivering justice, and government services to remote communities in…  


Concerted effort to strengthen Tonga’s law and justice sector underway

The development of Tonga’s law and justice sector-wide plan has kick-started with the establishing of close partnerships between Tonga’s law and justice institutions and organizations.  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation across Asia and the Pacific. They illustrate how two or more developing countries, from…  

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