Country Tonga
Year 2007
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Domestic Violence Unit is a special police unit in which domestic violence officers manage and process cases regarding domestic violence in their respective areas within the country. The Reference Group on Sexual and Gender Based Violence identified Police Domestic Violence Unit as a very effective unit for reporting cases of domestic violence. For instance from January to December 2008, there were 280 reported cases, which increased by more than two hundred percent for the same period in 2010 after the unit was well established.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/15/TON/1, para 80 & A/HRC/WG.6/15/TON/1, para 84