Mar 11 2013

Central and Regional Tibetan Women’s Association commemorate the 54th Anniversary of National Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day

Today on March 12th 2013, we, the Tibetan Women’s Association, commemorate the 54th anniversary of National Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day. March 12, 1959 is a significant day in the history of Tibetan women, a date on which Tibetan women rose against the brutal crackdown of the Chinese government in the capital city of Lhasa.The Tibetan …

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Mar 11 2014

Statement of TWA on the 55th Anniversary of the Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day

Today, Tibetans inside and outside Tibet commemorate the 55th anniversary of Tibetan Women’s Uprising. On 12th March 1959, thousands of Tibetan women from all the three provinces of Tibet stood up against the Chinese forces thereby triggering a peaceful resistance that continue even today.

During the uprisings and thereafter, …

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Feb 19 2014

Fact sheet of the Self-immolations

Feb 05 2014

TWA organizes the first-ever Symposium on ‘Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile, India.’

Speakers with the participants on the 1st day of the symposium

February 4, 2014, New Delhi: The two-day symposium organized by Tibetan Women’s Association was held at India International Centre, New Delhi on February 3 and 4. The gathering of over 50 people: legal experts, law students, women activists, grassroots leaders, stakeholders, representatives of civil society and institutions, was a significant culmination of TWA’s year-long project …

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Feb 03 2014

El Pais, a leading Spanish daily reports on the ‘December 26 Lobby campaign’ by the Tibetan Women’s Association

TIbetan women with Ms. Meenakshee Lakhi

English Translation by CAT: El País, 31st January 2014

Alejandra Agudo

International pressure against the reform to universal jurisdiction in Spain

The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) obtains the support of Indian politicians and lawyers in urging the Spanish Government to stop the reform that would prevent crimes against their country being judged.

The Tibetan Women’s …

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Jan 28 2014

TWA to organize a symposium on Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile


Brief introduction to the Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile Project- 2013-2014.


Beginning last year (2013), the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) carried out a special year-long project titled ‘The Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile (LETWIE).’ The project received financial backing from KIOS (Finnish foundation for …

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