Tongan women break cultural norms to take decision-making role

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Community meeting in Hunga island, Tonga. (Screen grab from IFAD Video)

Women on a remote Pacific island are breaking cultural barriers by taking on roles which will decide the future of their communities.

A programme supported by the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Hunga island, in the Tonga archipelago, gives women and men equal decision-making powers.

Together they have agreed on a series of large-scale infrastructure projects which have changed life for the better, as Joanne Levitan reports from Hunga.

Duration: 3’37″

 

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