Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :40 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 19 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 6 % (3)

Child Marriage :6 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :152 (5)

Tonga Search Data

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Family Protection Act

Tonga | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


No Drop Policy

Tonga | 2010

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Women and Children Crisis Centre Report

Tonga | 2010

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Social Services, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Social services > Psycho-social counselling

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga

Tonga | 2009

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Tonga Police committed to addressing Violence

Tonga | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Domestic Violence Unit

Tonga | 2007

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme PPDVP Baseline Review of Tonga

Tonga | 2007

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Section 118(2) of the Criminal Offences Act

Tonga | 1988

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ma`a Fafine mo e Famili, 2012. National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga 2009. Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ma`a Fafine mo e Famili, 2012. National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga 2009. Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ma`a Fafine mo e Famili, 2012. National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga 2009. Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.