19 Sep 2017

Time for more women to stand in Tonga - NGO

From , 5:02 am on 19 September 2017

The head of Tonga's Civil Society says the call to an early election on November 16th could provide an opportunity for more women to become politically active and get into parliament.

Siale Ilolahia told Jenny Meyer she is encouraged by a recent public meeting where eight women signalled their intention to sign up as candidates.

She says its everyone's responsibility to move Tonga forward and support more women into politics.

'Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia

Executive Director of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga, 'Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia. Photo: RNZ/Koro Vaka'uta