Applications for the upcoming Tonga Youth Parliament (TYP) 2021 and Tonga Women Parliament (TWP) will close this Friday, October 15 at 4:30pm.
Youth and women are hereby encouraged to apply for the opportunity to participate in the practice parliaments. TYP 2021 and TWP 2021 provides a platform for women and youth’s voices be heard on important issues affecting their lives.
Meanwhile, public outreach teams being led by the Lord Speaker Fakafanua, and comprising of Parliament staff and former TYP members, are currently in ‘Eua, Ha’apai, Vava’u and the main island Tongatapu. They are promoting awareness of the upcoming events, as well as providing information to the public on the roles of Parliament and related issues.
The outreach teams visit schools, and community groups such as sports councils, youth groups, agriculture groups, women handicraft groups, NGOs and civil societies.
TYP 2021 and TWP 2021 are made possible with support from UNICEF, UNFPA and UNDP.
Application forms for TYP 2021 and TWP 2021 can be obtained from the Legislative Assembly’s Office, or downloaded from Parliament’s website www.parliament.gov.to.