3 Oct 2017

High hopes for Tongan women as candidates stand

From , 6:02 am on 3 October 2017

The head of the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children says she is happy and proud to see so many women running for parliament in Tonga's upcoming general election.

Fifteen of the 86 candidates who have put their names forward for the election on the 16th of November are women.

Jenny Meyer asked Fuiva Kavaliko how she thinks Tongan voters will respond to the women candidates standing to represent them.

Tonga's Parliament building.

Tonga's Parliament building. Photo: RNZ Pacific/Koro Vaka'uta