To mark International Women’s Day, Tonga launched its first GENDER STATISTICS publication titled “Gender Equality: Where do we stand? The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women’s Affairs Division spearheaded the compilation of the publication with the support from key Ministries, key stakeholders and the Pacific Community (SPC) Social Development Programme. The “Gender Equality: Where do we stand? Publication is an innovative example of how Tonga is working to advance gender equality. While the work in compiling gender statistics, data analysis and convening of gender statistics workshop began 2 years ago, SPC began supporting gender statistics in Tonga since 2000.