Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament

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Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament

Tonga (Matangi Tonga, April 7, 2014) –Tonga's first "Practice Parliament for Women" is a crucial milestone and marks a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7, in Nuku'alofa at the Faonelua Convention Centre.

This was "a historical day for the people of Tonga but in particular a joyous day for women," the Queen told 30-women representatives, who were selected to take part in the two-day practice sitting on April 10-11,

The Queen said that over the past three-decades there had been slow process in increasing women’s participation at the highest level of national decision-making, with only seven women becoming members of the Legislative Assembly.


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