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 …
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
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 …
Sep 06 2011
Reporting from ‘Empowerment through Action Desk’ of TWA
Contemporary Tibetan history stands testimony to the courage and leadership of Tibetan nuns in Tibet. Since 1959, nuns have displayed these virtues by initiating and participating in the peaceful demonstrations on the streets of Lhasa and across Tibet. Tibetan Women’s Association felt the tremendous need to address …
Sep 06 2011
Enhancing and Sustaining Democracy in the Tibetan Community in Exile: an undertaking of TWA’s Empowerment through Action Desk and supported by KIOS, the Finnish NGO for Human Rights.
- a direct outreach and empowerment program in three Asian countries: India, Nepal and Bhutan, to include 37 remote regions of the Tibetan Exile Diaspora.
Tibetan Women’s …
Sep 05 2011
TWA has had a successful internship program since 2007. TWA is now seeking interns who can help TWA with the following projects:
- Research and editing,
- Women’s Environment and Development
- Grant writing and Capacity Building
- Campaigns, networking and organizing events
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