Dharamsala, September 26: As a misty evening drew in, Tibetan monks, lay people and supporters solemnly took to the streets of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala to hold a candlelight vigil following the distressing news of two self-immolations in eastern Tibet this morning, at around 10am local time. The two young monks were Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang …
The Tibetan Women’s Association [i] is pleased to learn that an experts team representing ‘United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice’ will undertake its first visit to the People’s Republic of China [ii] from 12 to 19 December 2013, to appraise the progress made …View full post
2013 marks the 65th annual United Nations’ Human Rights Day and 64th year of Chinese occupation of Tibet, since 1949. Even after more than six decades of China’s violation of human rights in Tibet, this year, China has made it to the 47-seat United Nations Human Rights Council. Either the governments have elected China …View full post
In marking the 65th annual United Nations’ Human Rights Day, Central Tibetan Women’s Association earnestly requests the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Committee Against Torture, UN Women, Amnesty International, International Court of Justice and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to support for the release of Tulku Tenzin Delek in order …View full post
Tibetan Women’s Association received an acknowledgment letter from the honorable External Affairs Minister of India, Shri Salman Khurshid. The letter was a response to an appeal letter submitted by TWA on 15th October. In the appeal letter, we urged for his Excellency’s intervention to stop Chinese authorities from shooting and injuring unarmed Tibetans …View full post
Tibetan Women’s Association’s Research and Media Officer, Tenzin Dekyi and International Tibet Network’s Asia Coordinator Lobsang Tseten attended the Founding Assembly of the ‘Asia Democracy Network’ and the ‘3rd Seoul Democracy Forum’ held in Seoul, Korea from 21 – 24 October 2013. The meeting was attended by the over 80 civic leaders, …View full post
What does it mean to be Tibetan? This was the question that was posed to us young Tibetan students in upstate New York seven years ago in a retreat coordinated by the Tibetan school and Students for a Free Tibet. Are proficiency and knowledge in …View full post
To mark the ‘World Rivers Day’, Women’s Environment and Development Desk (WEDD) of the Central Tibetan Women’s Association organized a public seminar on Tibet’s River and its importance for Asia’s sustainability. This event was aimed to inform and spread awareness about the importance of the rivers in …View full post
Tibetan Women’s Association is honoured to launch the fourth series of the Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership training. The training is scheduled from 25th – 31st December 2013 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi. The registration will be open until 30th November 2013 – see below for full registration details. …View full post
As an intern at the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA), I am learning much about the Tibetan exile situation through helping publish the “Dolma” annual magazine, writing reports, editing books and articles, and brainstorming for campaigns and projects. What inspires me most at TWA is the …View full post
Today as we celebrate the 29th year of re-establishment of Tibetan Women’s Association in exile. Fore mostly, we hearty honour and remember all the great women martyrs who led and took part in the greatest uprising on March 12, 1959 and bravely sacrificed their lives in the struggle. We share our …View full post
Sep 10 2011
Registration now open; please complete the form at the bottom of this page!
Tibetan Women’s Association is honoured to launch the second series of the Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership training. The training is scheduled from 21st – 30th November 2011 at the Tibetan Youth Hostel New Delhi. A tentative schedule …
Sep 07 2011
The two week training imparted the tools for organizing a Mass Mock Election in Burma
TWA trained Burmese refugee activists based in Thailand on ‘Democracy and Elections,’ in light of their successful organizing of Exile Tibet’s first Mass Mock Election in July 2010.
TWA Vice President Samten Chodon joined Program Coordinator of ‘Empowerment through Action’ …
Sep 07 2011
Two representatives from Tibetan Women’s Association, Tenzin Dolma (Joint-Secretary) and Tenzin Woebum (WED Desk), will join the Tibet 3rd Pole Group along with other Tibetan environment activists to participate in the 17th Conference of Parties (*COP 17) at Durban from 28th November – 9th December 2011. Our representatives aim to build alliances that will …
Sep 07 2011
Dharamsala: TWA’s Research and Communications officer, Dhardon Sharling will represent Tibet at the International seminar on Minority and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights which will beheld from 4-5 October 2011 at Kuntatalo, Helsinki, Finland.
Abilis Foundation, The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS and Siemenpuu Foundation organize an international seminar …