Tonga domestic abuse victims welcome new protection bill

ABC – Victim’s advocates in Tonga have welcomed Parliament’s passing of the Family Protection Bill 2013 this month. The bill allows police to issue immediate protection orders to victims of domestic abuse. It now awaits the assent of the King and is expected to be enacted next year. Lesila To’ia, Community Education Team Leader at the Tonga’s Women and Children Crisis centre told Pacific Beat the legislation will help tackle the growing problem of domestic violence. Read Article

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