TWA launches the 6th Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training, 2015

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Tibetan Women’s Association is pleased to launch this year’s much anticipated ‘Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training’, the 6th in the series. We invite Tibetan women between the age group (21-40) to register for the training.

Registration will remain open from today until November 30,2015.

The training is scheduled to take place from December 20-27, 2015 at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.

The eight-day training will explore the three different aspects of leadership- identifying, building and implementing leadership skills. The training encompasses both inbound and outbound programs and activities. Leading trainers such as Lynda Lepcha, executive director, Holistic Training Solutions, Paramita Das, critically acclaimed filmmaker and artist, and Dhardon Sharling, MP and PhD scholar will lead the training along with TWA’s core team.

Past trainees have affirmed that the experience was brilliant and that of a lifetime and that they benefited a great deal by being on the learning curve.

The training aims to empower young Tibetan women to hold the mantle of leadership, to continue with the legacy of women’s leadership and thereby secure a safe and a sound future for women across the globe. It also aims to strengthen the social foundations of the Tibetan political struggle.

Travelling and other expenses will be met by Tibetan Women’s Association on production of bills.Interested candidates are requested to register themselves immediately. Seats are limited to 30 only.

The training agenda will be made available soon.

This year’s training is funded by National Endowment for Democracy

You can view 2013’s full ATWLT report here http://goo.gl/M2bHMb

For further information please contact TWA’s General Secretary, Tsering Choezom at twaetadesk@gmail.com

 

TWA representative at Nobel Women’s Initiative international conference -DEFENDING THE DEFENDERS

photo-31-1024x764Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of Department of Information and International Relations, CTA and Pema Chedon, the research and media officer of Central Tibetan Women’s Association attended the 5th biennial Nobel Women’s Initiative international conference DEFENDING THE DEFENDERS in The Netherlands.

114 women human rights defenders and organisations working to advance the global agenda to protect women’s human rights defenders gathered at Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands, over the weekend. Six women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative hosted this conference.

The participants comprised of human rights defenders, peace activists, advocates, researchers, donors and journalist from over 20 countries gathered to brainstorm on how best to protect women human rights defenders.  Past conferences took place in Guatemala, Ireland, and Canada.

Kalon Dicki Chhoyang, head of the Department of Information and International Relations was invited to moderate a panel discussion on “Networks save lives: protection strategies for WHRDs (Women’s Human Rights Defenders).”  She also spoke about Tibetan women as human rights defenders in Tibet.

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The 11th Working Committee Meeting of the Tibetan Women’s Association

GBM1 July 18, 2013

Today, the Tibetan Women’s Association held its 11th Working Committee Meeting at Dhondenling settlement, Kollegal.

115 regional executives from 27 regional Tibetan Women’s Association chapters in different parts of India and Nepal gathered to attend the meeting.

For the function, we were honored to have Ken Rinpoche of Sera Jey as the chief guest as well as GMB5Zogchen Tulku Dhonga Nyima of Zogchen Monastery, former TWA president and current member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile Dr. B.Tsering, and the head of the local assembly Passang Dorjee as special guests.

Ken Rinpoche said, “Unity is the strength of our struggle; we must work in unity to achieve our common goal, and never be discouraged. Our youth must take responsibility for the future.”

The first Working Committee Meeting took place in Dharamsala in 1985, the year after the re-establishment of Tibetan Women’s Association in exile. Midway through the term, executive members of the central and regional chapters of TWA congregate to assess the initiatives undertaken since the prior meeting and strategize for future endeavors.

During the first two days of this year’s Working Committee Meeting, executives from the central and regional chapters will give briefings on the various activities their respective chapter has spearheaded over the past 18 months since newly elected executive members have assumed leadership. In keeping with the principles of transparency and accountability, representatives will disclose their project and financial activities and open the floor to questions from their peers.

GMB2 In addition, the meeting attendees will review and evaluate the progress of resolutions made during the 10th General Body Meeting (GBM). TWA’s General Body Meeting is held once every three years, and brings together members of TWA to democratically elect the executive members of the Central TWA office for a term of three years.

The final three days of the Working Committee Meeting will serve as a period of envisioning and planning, where participating members will discuss the agendas that Central TWA has procured. Then through consensus, they will pass new resolutions to be implemented for the next twenty months of their tenure.

TWA’s president Tashi Dolma stated, “There are lots of women’s organizations around the world, but TWA GMB4is the only women’s organization in exile. Every organization has different goals and purposes. We are quite different from the other organizations because we are an organization of a nation which lost its independence. The purpose of the re-establishment of this NGO is to continue the struggle for freedom of the Tibetan people and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and also to empower Tibetan women in exile. What TWA stands for in the exile community today is all thanks to the hard work of the previous executives and we promise that we will continue to work hard for the future development of this organization.”

TWA has 57 regional chapters spread across the globe and over 16,000 members outside Tibet. Today, TWA is the second largest Tibetan NGO and the only women’s NGO in exile that advocates human rights for Tibetan women in Tibet and works to empower Tibetan women in exile. TWA’s slogan is ‘Advocacy for home, Action in exile.’

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The 11th Working Committee Meeting of the Tibetan Women’s Association

GBM1 July 18, 2013

Today, the Tibetan Women’s Association held its 11th Working Committee Meeting at Dhondenling settlement, Kollegal.

115 regional executives from 27 regional Tibetan Women’s Association chapters in different parts of India and Nepal gathered to attend the meeting.

For the function, we were honored to have Ken Rinpoche of Sera Jey as the chief guest as well as GMB5Zogchen Tulku Dhonga Nyima of Zogchen Monastery, former TWA president and current member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile Dr. B.Tsering, and the head of the local assembly Passang Dorjee as special guests.

 

Ken Rinpoche said, “Unity is the strength of our struggle; we must work in unity to achieve our common goal, and never be discouraged. Our youth must take responsibility for the future.”

 

The first Working Committee Meeting took place in Dharamsala in 1985, the year after the re-establishment of Tibetan Women’s Association in exile. Midway through the term, executive members of the central and regional chapters of TWA congregate to assess the initiatives undertaken since the prior meeting and strategize for future endeavors.

 

During the first two days of this year’s Working Committee Meeting, executives from the central and regional chapters will give briefings on the various activities their respective chapter has spearheaded over the past 18 months since newly elected executive members have assumed leadership. In keeping with the principles of transparency and accountability, representatives will disclose their project and financial activities and open the floor to questions from their peers.

 

GMB2In addition, the meeting attendees will review and evaluate the progress of resolutions made during the 10th General Body Meeting (GBM). TWA’s General Body Meeting is held once every three years, and brings together members of TWA to democratically elect the executive members of the Central TWA office for a term of three years.

The final three days of the Working Committee Meeting will serve as a period of envisioning and planning, where participating members will discuss the agendas that Central TWA has procured. Then through consensus, they will pass new resolutions to be implemented for the next twenty months of their tenure.

 

TWA’s president Tashi Dolma stated, “There are lots of women’s organizations around the world, but TWA GMB4is the only women’s organization in exile. Every organization has different goals and purposes. We are quite different from the other organizations because we are an organization of a nation which lost its independence. The purpose of the re-establishment of this NGO is to continue the struggle for freedom of the Tibetan people and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and also to empower Tibetan women in exile. What TWA stands for in the exile community today is all thanks to the hard work of the previous executives and we promise that we will continue to work hard for the future development of this organization.”

 

 

TWA has 57 regional chapters spread across the globe and over 16,000 members outside Tibet. Today, TWA is the second largest Tibetan NGO and the only women’s NGO in exile that advocates human rights for Tibetan women in Tibet and works to empower Tibetan women in exile. TWA’s slogan is ‘Advocacy for home, Action in exile.’

Tibetan Women’s Association Fellowship Announcement- 2013

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Tibetan Women’s Association is pleased to announce fellowship to one female candidate who would like to pursue a specialized study either in Gynecology or Pediatircs.

Qualification:

MBBS or Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirement:

  • Covering letter addressed to the President
  • Brief introduction of yourself and family background along with a statement explaining why you deserve to be the TWA Fellowhip recipient.
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Attested copy of Green Book
  • Degree Certificates
  • Medical Certificatetibetan

 

Kindly send us the above mentioned requirements before 31st July, 2013 via

email: twafellowship@gmail.com / tibwomen@gmail.com  or registered post

(Visit www.tibetanwomen.org for mailing address).

 

To gather more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 01892-221527

 

Priority will be given to those whose mothers serve as a member of Tibetan Women’s Association.

 

The applicants would be required to go through an interview.

 

 

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