Dharamsala, October 28: Yesterday evening TWA’s president Dolkar Lhamo Kirti attended a candlelight vigil organized by Mr. Phuntsok Tsering at Norbulingka in Dharamsala, where she spoke out in response to the recent spate of self-immolations in Tibet – so far a total of 10 in 2011 alone. The latest case occured Tuesday October 25 at …
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, …View full post
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 …View full post
El Pais, a leading Spanish daily reports on the ‘December 26 Lobby campaign’ by the Tibetan Women’s Association
English Translation by CAT: El País, 31st January 2014
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 …View full post
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 …View full post
Harness women power to human power, says Indian leader Mani Shankar Aiyar
December 31, New Delhi: The week-long leadership program titled ‘Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training’ (TWALT), the 4th in the series, concluded today at the India Habitat Center. A panel discussion titled ‘Role of Women in Peace-building, Reconciliation and ensuring Accountability,’ marked the …View full post
Delhi, December 26, 2013: As a result of the lobby campaign carried out today in the Indian Capital by 33 Tibetan women participants of the 4th Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training (TWALT), an undertaking of Tibetan Women’s …View full post
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
Oct 19 2011
Tibetan nun self-immolates in Ngaba, Tibet: below image shows charred body of nun Tenzin Wangmo, after seven minutes of acute burning. Fellow nuns from the nunnery rush to the scene in Amdo Ngaba. We thank Mr. Jonang Shangpo for entrusting TWA with this photo.
Dharamsala, October 19: Today the Tibetan Women’s Association and its …
Oct 17 2011
October 20-24: Discover the China unseen in news headlines and propaganda 5.30pm Welfare Office Hall, entry free for all
Schedule in English below – view the poster with Tibetan and Chinese translations.
Organised by renowned Tibetan studies academic Gabriel Lafitte and Tibetan Women’s Association, this is a unique opportunity …
Oct 12 2011
Dharamsala, October 12: TWA’s Research and Media Officer Dhardon Sharling visited Helsinki on the invitation of Finnish Human Rights NGO KIOS, and successfully completed a weeklong international advocacy campaign in Finland’s capital city from October 3 to 9.
KIOS, along with indigenous people’s rights organization Siemenpu, organization for disabled people Abilis and the support of …
Oct 09 2011
Dharamsala, October 9: On Friday TWA Central joined the Tibetan in exile community in being left completely stunned at the terrible news of two more self-immolations in Tibet; this follows last week’s unfortunate incident and makes a total of 7 self-immolations in Tibet this year. Yesterday evening TWA organized jointly a candlelight prayer offering to …