Mar 06 2012

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TWA mourns the self immolation deaths of two female protesters this past weekend

Dharamsala, March 5: The Tibetan Women’s Association and its global network of regional chapters organized a candle light vigil this evening to mourn and express sublime solidarity with the deaths of two Tibetan women over the weekend: Rinchen (33), and Tsering Kyi (19), in Amdo, eastern Tibet. Yesterday- Richen, a widowed mother of 4 children …

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Mar 05 2012

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Tibetan Mother of Four Dies in Self-immolation Protest

Delhi, March 5: On Sunday 4th March 2012, a mother of four known as Rinchen self-immolated outside a Chinese security office in Ngaba, Tibet.

At 6:30am local time, Rinchen self-immolated outside a security office at the Kirti monastery, Ngaba. In order to make her protest, Rinchen travelled to the Kirti monastery from her home outside …

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Feb 15 2012

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Self-Immolations: New heightened form of Non Violent protests in Tibet

TWA looks back at the aftermath and the undercurrents of the 53 years of Chinese rule in Tibet

On February 28, 2009, barely a year after the 2008 national protests in Tibet, a young monk from Kirti monastery, Tapey (20), staged a lone protest outside the monastery and then set himself alight. He was shot …

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Feb 13 2012

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Post COP17 report

Two members of TWA: Tenzin Woebum, head of Women’s Environment and Development Desk (WEDD) and Tenzin Dolma, Joint secretary, who represent Tibet Third Pole (T3P), took part in the two-week Conference of Parties (COP-17) meeting (November 28 – December 9, 2011), an undertaking of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Tibetan …

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Feb 02 2012

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Observational Report on Stitches of Tibet

Economic Empowerment of Tibetan Women

Observational Report on STITCHES OF TIBET

October 2011 to January 2012

Since October 2011, with major funding support from Horizon Foundation, Stitches of Tibet (SOT) has been running successfully with a new separate class room for English, Math, Tibetan language …

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