Women Empowerment Workshop at Gangtok

20141027_093412A two-day women empowerment workshop was organized by the Women’s Empowerment Desk, Department of Home, in collaboration with the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) and Central Tibetan Women’s Association.
The workshop was attended by more than 53 participants from Gangtok, Ravangla, Darjeeling, Sonata and Kalimpong.

The inaugural session of the Women Empowerment workshop was attended by Shri P.D Rai, Member of Lok Sabha, Parliament of India; Ms. Gyari Dolma, Kalon for the Department of Home, CTA; Ms. Pramilatai Mede, Former Chief of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti; Ms. Shanta Kumari, Chief of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti. Other dignitaries were Ms. Kamla Bhasin, South Asia’s leading Gender Trainer, Ms.Youdon Aukartsang, Member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile; Dr. B. Tsering, Member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile and principal of Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education and the settlement officers of Gangtok and Ravangla Tibetan settlement.


For the 2 day workshop, there were six trainees from different parts of India covering various topics related to women empowerment and gender equality.

Day 1:

1. Ms. Shanta Kumari (Shantaka), Chief of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti
Covered on: Women Empowerment and initiatives of the Rashtriya Sevika Samiti

2. Ms. Nyima Lhamo, General Secretary of Central Tibetan Women’s Association
Covered on: Tibetan Women Empowerment and initiatives of TWA

3. Dr, Doma T. Bhutia, Senior Advocate
Covered on: Women’s Legal Rights

4. Dr. Bhumo Tsering, Member of TPiE
Covered on: Empowering Tibetan Women: Challenges, Progress & Opportunities

Day 2:

1. Ms. Kamla Bhasin, South Asia’s leading Gender Trainer and also a social scientist by training.
Covered on: Status of Women worldwide, Women Empowerment, what should be the journey forward? Gender, Patriarchy, Women’s Movement,       Feminism, Violence Against Women, etc.

2. Ms. Youdon Aukatsang, Member of TPiE
Covered on: Developing the self for leadership


The two-day workshop was successfully concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants. The Gangtok settlement officers and his team have facilitated this two-day session with all the necessary helps that the organizing team needed.


Tibet the Third Pole Conference


Time, Day and Date: 6 pm – 8 pm (120 minutes), Monday, 9 January 2012.

Venue: TWA tent, in- front of Namgyal Monastery Guest House, opposite Gate number one, Bodhgaya.

Featuring a panel of experts:

  • Michael Buckley, Traveller Writer and Filmmaker on Tibet,
  • Mr. Vijay Kranti, Indian Writer and Journalist,
  • Tenzin Norbu, Head of the Environment and Development office of Central Tibetan Administration and
  • Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director, Students for a free Tibet.

Scientists have established Tibet as the planetary ‘Third Pole.’ It has the largest reservoir of fresh water besides the two poles (Artic and Antarctica), and is home to more than 46,000 glaciers, and thereby is Asia’s water tower. Tibet Third Pole is the head region of Asia’s ten major rivers feeding 1.3 billion lives in ten downstream nations including China. Recent research has indicated that heating of Tibetan plateau also influences the onset of Asia’s monsoon.

Organized by the Women’s Environment and Development Desk (WEDD) of TWA, with this conference we aim to discuss how in the age of Climate change, Tibet’s environment is under threat thus posing greater threat to Asia and how this could be averted.

An undertaking of Tibetan Women’s Association.

Contact mobile number 0-9418791189 / 0-9882735801 / 9816090221

Email: twa@tibetanwomen.org / twaresearchnmedia@gmail.com/ twawedd@gmail.com

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