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TWA 2005 Women Uprising Day Statement

March 12, 2005: The Central Executive committee of the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) was re-established in exile in 1984, with blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The main aim of TWA was to keep alive the memory of sacrifices made by those brave sisters and to carry on the pledge taken by them to achieve …

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The Story of Ven. Phuntsok Nyidron

Update 15/3/2006: Phuntsok Nyidron arrives safely in the USA

Ven. Phuntsok Nyidron was born in 1968 in Gachoe district in Phenpo, Third Village, West of Tibet’s Capital Lhasa. She attended a village school but she did not continue her studies due to inadequate education facilities in her village.

In 1986 she …

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Phuntsok Nyidron: Longest-Serving Female Political Prisoner of Conscience in Tibet

Update 15/3/2006: Phuntsok Nyidron arrives safely in the USA

Phuntsok Nyidron, a 35-year-old nun from Michungri nunnery, was born in 1968 in Phenpo. She was arrested on October 14, 1989 for participating in a peaceful demonstration at Norbulingka, Lhasa and sentence to 9 years. She was kicked and beaten during the …

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TWA 2004 Women Uprising Day Statement

March 12, 2004: Let us not forget, too, on this day to remember and honor the many women who soon after coming into exile, took initiative for the continuance and safeguardiing of Tibetan culture and identity against extreme odds in the early refugee life in India. Many of their pioneering projects immensely contributed to …

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TWA 2003 Women Uprising Day Statement

March 12, 2003: Today, we commemorate the 44th National Women’s Uprising, for women who fearlessly fought and sacrificed their lives for our country. We take this grave occasion to pay tribute to the memory of all those courageous women who stood up to defend our nation against the forceful aggression of the People’s Republic of …

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