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Tonga's future female politicians get a taste of parliament

Tonga's future female politicians get a taste of parliament

Updated 11 April 2014, 17:51 AEST

It's been an historic few days in Tonga - with the country's first Practice Parliament for women being held.

The 32 participants have debated a motion to combat Youth Violence, a Youth Diversion Scheme and a Special Fund to assist the work of women in handicrafts, agriculture and fisheries.

As a result, many of the women have been inspired to stand in the parliamentary elections in November.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Ana Bing Fonua, mock Prime Minister for the first Tongan Women's Practice Parliament

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