20 Mar 2018

Backlash to Tonga's govt suggestion that rugby not for girls

From , 4:04 pm on 20 March 2018

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.

Sally Round reports on the reaction to the move.  

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