Your Support is Making a Difference

Throughout the years, the work of Tonga Leitis' Association is made possible with the support of our members and donations from a variety of sources to carry out our programmes and be an effective and strong network for the SOGIE community in Tonga. The donations from our members, governments, international organisations, foundations and individuals enable us to carry out our work to make sure we reach our goals.

For those who would like to support our work, you can donate through the following:

  1. Direct deposit to our Bank Account - contact info@tongaleiti.org for more details.
  2. Donate through our Paypal - contact info@tongaleiti.org for more details.
  3. Direct deposti at our Office at Railway Road, Kolofoou, Ph: 28806

Refer below for more details on our major donors/ sponsors.


UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.

In the Pacific, UNDP provides regional and country support to 10 countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) and regional support to five countries (Cook Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tokelau), together with a total population of 2.4 million. There are three focus areas of which gender and human rights are mainstreamed:

  1. Effective Governance 
  2. Inclusive Growth 
  3. Resilience and Sustainable Development 

For more details, please click here.


UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Tonga falls under the umbrella of UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) based in Suva.

The MCO covers 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), working to progress gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Pacific through four key programmes:

  • Women’s Economic Empowerment;
  • Ending Violence Against Women;
  • Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific;
  • Increasing Community Resilience through Empowerment of Women to Address Climate Change and Natural Hazards Programme.

For more details, please click here.


UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Their mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is formally named the United Nations Population Fund. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”

Since UNFPA started its work, the world has seen progress: The number and rate of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.

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Kaleidoscope Trust

Kaleidoscope Trust is a founding member of The Commonwealth Equality Network, a grouping of 55 LGBTI and human rights organisations and regional networks representing 46 Commonwealth countries, with members in every Commonwealth region. More information is available at commonwealthequality.org.

The Kaleidoscope Trust recognizes the specificity of each individual country, and that progress varies from place to place. Our work will always be guided by the experience and requirements of local activists. Besides the Commonwealth Equality Network since our launch in 2011, we have met campaigners on the ground in countries including Armenia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. When invited to do so, we partner with local activists and organisations in trying to move public and political opinion in favour of human rights for all.

For more details, please click on this link.

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) provides modest funding for small-scale, high-impact projects in more than 120 countries eligible for official development assistance (ODA). The CFLI has an annual programming budget of $16.3 million, with projects averaging $25,000 each. Projects are planned and implemented mainly by local organizations, and are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy or High Commission.

For more details, please click here.

DFAT Australia

The department works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous, to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services, and to ensure a secure Australian Government presence overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

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MFAT New Zealand

The New Zealand High Commission Fund - Kingdom of Tonga (the Fund) supports small scale, short-term community projects that contribute to wider community development and well-being. Projects must be in line with the New Zealand Aid Programme's mission of:

"Sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and properous world".

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PPAC through Pacific Community

The Pacific People Advancing Change (PPAC) programme aims to build advocacy capacity among Pacific Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) engaged with human rights issues, while also advancing those issues by supporting specific campaigns. It does this through a package of assistance that includes advocacy training workshops, ongoing mentoring, provision of small grants, and facilitating regional dialogue and exchange for advocates. The programme also produces learning materials for use in the advocacy training, and by partner organisations. Funding comes from the Swedish Government through SIDA.

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Tonga Health Promotion Foundation

Tonga Health Promotion Foundation (TongaHealth) was established by the Health Promotion Foundation Act 2007 as an independent body to act as a link between the community, NGOs, and the Government to promote health by fighting Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

TongaHealth was and remains grant making body dedicated to the prevention and control of NCDs in Tonga. Undertaking the role of secretariat to the National Non-Communicable Diseases Committee is not only consistent with this core function and the Health Promotion Foundation Act 2007, but supports heightened effectiveness of TongaHealth's core grant making role.

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GiveOut is an award-winning charity growing giving to support the global struggle for LGBTQI human rights.

Across the world, LGBTQI people face serious human rights abuses for being themselves. Courageous activists are working to protect and improve the lives of LGBTQI people, defending their communities, campaigning for equality, and demanding respect for human rights in law, policy and practice. However, the movement is woefully underfunded, particularly in the Global South/East.

GiveOut has been established to help address this urgent need by bringing new resources into the global LGBTQI movement. We enable individuals and businesses to give in one place to support LGBTQI activism worldwide. We pool these donations to provide grants to LGBTQI organisations around the world, ensuring that they have more of the resources they need to do their vital work.

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Rei Foundation

Rei Foundation Limited was established in 2012 with the goal of contributing to social change through sustainable development. Rei Foundation collaborates with diverse partners in New Zealand and internationally to facilitate positive development for communities and individuals. Rei Foundation also supports research projects that aim to provide new knowledge, valuable in the fields of community development and peacebuilding.

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Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN)

The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009, when a group of transgender women from various Asia and Pacific countries came together to champion the health, legal and social rights of trans women. In 2011, a trans man drew attention to the need to advocate for trans men and joined the APTN Board. Over the years, APTN has worked to build relationships with trans communities, organizations, governments, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the region. APTN’s reports and publications have helped guide social policy reform and human rights advances for trans people in many countries including China, Pakistan, and Nepal. Today, APTN is a leader in advocating for the rights of trans and gender diverse people throughout Asia and the Pacific.

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