Tonga looks to follow Samoa

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By RNZI , 03 May 2016

Tonga’s government is exploring ways it can increase the number of women participating in politics, and is taking its lead from Samoa.

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There are currently no female MPs and there have only been a handful of women in both local body and national politics.

In the lead-up to June’s town and district officer elections, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has been holding workshops to encourage women to participate.

The Ministry’s Chief Executive, Mary Bing-Fonua, said the government was looking at various options and examples across the region.

For more details http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/302783/tonga-to-explore-parliamentary-quotas-for-women

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By RNZI , 03 May 2016

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