TWA representative at International seminar on Minority and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Dhardon SharlingDharamsala: 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 4-5 October 2011. What are the discriminating structures violating the rights of the minorities and indigenous peoples? How can we break down these discriminating structures?
Key facilitators of the seminar include experts in human rights and ecological democracy representing NGOs from Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Rwanda, Somaliland, Tibet and Uruguay, and from Finnish and international institutions. Topics under discussion include the implications of multiple discrimination, the promotion of the rights of the sexual minorities, women’s rights and roles in promotion and preservation of minority cultures, the cultural structures discriminating disabled people, and the methods to fight against the displacement of indigenous peoples.
The seminar provides networking opportunities for NGO representatives, government officials, researchers, students, other professionals of nature conservation, human rights and development and everyone interested in development cooperation.

Key facilitators:
• Ms. Pushpa Toppo, Save the Forest Movement, Intia
• Mr. Cleyton Oliveira Martin S. Javae, COIAB, Brasilia
• Mr. Nanang Sujana, Telapak, Indonesia
• Ms. Tenzin Dhardon Sharling, Tibetan Women’s Association, Tibet
• Mr. Elphas Naivasha Njeru, Gay Kenya Trust, Kenya
• Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Odhikar, Bangladesh
• Mr. Zephyrin Kalimba, Communauté des Potiers du Rwanda COPORWA, Ruanda
• Ms. Tika Dahal, Nepal Disabled Women Association, Nepal
• Ms. Jannatul Ferdous Ivy, National Council of Disabled Women, Bangladesh
• H.E. Mr. Vital Bambanze, Unissons-Nous Pour la Promotion des Batwa UNIPROBA, Burundi
• Mr. Mohamed Aden Du’ale, Somaliland National Disability Forum, Somalimaa
• Ms. Gulmira Kazakunova, Ravenstvo, Kirgisia
• Mr. Pablo Martinez, World Fainforest Movement, Uruguay

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