Kalafi Moala

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This author has written 35 articles
How CEDAW impacts some Pacific cultures

How CEDAW impacts some Pacific cultures

Kalafi Moala examines how this important global initiative to protect women and promote gender equality has been adopted in Pacific island states, as Tonga remains one of the last to ratify it. Tonga’s ratification comes with conditions.
Keeping an eye on the elites

Keeping an eye on the elites

Kalafi Moala examines the mix of traditional and emerging elites who shape our societies. He argues that emerging elitism takes advantage of the existing traditional socio-cultural structures to keep the majority of the populace in strict adherence to the status quo.
The pro-democracy movement rises again

The pro-democracy movement rises again

'Akilisi Pohiva is the first commoner to become Tonga's Prime Minister. Kalafi Moala argues that Pohiva's election is of historical significance at this juncture of Tonga’s march into a full democracy as he holds hope for a new Tonga - a small nation that must change in every sphere of development.