Outrage in Tonga over apparent ban on girls playing rugby

There has been outrage among Tongans over an official letter purporting to ban girls at the country’s state school from playing rugby and boxing.

The letter from the Ministry of Education informed staff at Tonga High School that the girls shouldn’t be playing such sports because it goes against young women’s dignity and Tongan culture and traditions. Continue reading

The Ministry of Education and Tonga High School have told RNZ Pacific officials and the principal are in meetings to discuss the issue further. Read more

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