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Tongan children chant to stop violence against women

Tongan children chant to stop violence against women

Updated 27 November 2012, 18:05 AEST

Tongan school children are taking part in a chanting contest to help raise awareness of violence against women.

It's part of a UN sponsored 16 days of activism organised by the Tonga Women and Children Crisis Centre.

The King's nephew 'Etani Tuku'aho opened the contest and said that one of the pillars of Tongan culture is the respect that a brother must show to his sister.

He said every Tongan man should understand that violence against women is not part of Tongan culture.

The director of the WCC, Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, tells Stephanie Juleff that attitudes are changing.

Presenter: Stephanie Juleff

Speaker:Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Director of the Tonga Women and Children Crisis Centre

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