Capacity Building and Development

Capacity Building and Development

Our members consist of people from different background with expertise in field such as health, self-care, HIV, human rights, humanitarian, law reform, fashion and arts, cookery, and community projects. TLA believed that these are just some of the areas that we can empower our SOGIES community through comprehensive peer education and/or life skills training. Such approach will help make our community and people as whole make responsible and informed choices.

All our activities relating to capacity building and development are binded by the following goals:

  1. To promote creativity and sustainable life skills of SOGIESC community

  2. Enhance skills and knowledge of TLA team on key areas in order improve overall appraoch

  3. Integrate Climate Change, Disaster and Pandemic Response into planning

Some of our recent and current project activities relating to Capacity Building and Developoment are listed below. Click on each activity for more details.


The Diverse Sexual Orientation and our Gender Identity & Expression Community need to be protect  each other and stand up to work and to eliminate violence against LGBTIQ Community.

Tonga Leitis Association is the only exist LGBTIQ organization in Tonga, its roles are to protect the rights of its members.

Tonga Leitis Association is working and secure a safe space for its member to eliminate all form of violences that women, girls and LGBTIQcommunity faced. 



    • Discrimination
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Labeling
    • Assault in many places
    • Verbally Abuse
    • Bullied in Schools, Youth Gathering
    • Tortured
    • Harassment 



    • Important thing to know is that when you provide this service for those that they have nowhere to go but our rainbow family facility
    • Create safe space center for the members that faced GBV
    • Create an online platform to communicate with the survivors
    • Adopt a Referral Pathway Guideline to use and avoid delaying of report
    • Document all cases that approach the TLA Centre to know weather the violence are increase over the year or going down
    • Make sure that TLA secure a trust and safe referral system for the safety of the survivors
    • Provide Awareness on GBV against LGBTIQ people to the community
    • Collaborate with schools and youth organisations and educate them on how to end GBV
    • Provide counseling for survivors and their health and wellbeing
    • Make sure there are Law to protect the LGBTIQ community



TLA runs a life skills courses every year. These courses focused on skill areas such as flower arrangements and decoration of events. This is one of the highlights of TLA activities that is popular for the women in Tonga. TLA members are willing to offer their experts in these areas and share it with the community, as a way of helping others earn a living and contribute to our economy. 

More details will be updated on this page.