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

 

5th Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training

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Registrations open; email now!

 

Tibetan Women’s Association is honoured to launch the fifth series of the Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training. The training is scheduled from 25th – 31st December, 2014 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.

The registration will be open until 30th November 2014. Please download the application form and email the filled form to our General Secretary, Nyima Lhamo at twaetadesk@gmail.com.

 

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What to expect:

The trainees confessed that the experience was akin to a roller-coaster ride and that they benefited a great deal by being on the learning curve.

The young women participants shared commitment and to take strident steps in their everyday lives to perfect their leadership skills and hold the mantle of female leadership, to continue with the legacy of women’s leadership and thereby secure a safe and a sound future women across the globe.

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

 

We request you to share the information with women around who you think can benefit from this training program. SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE.

 

Accommodation and travel:

Tibetan Women’s Association pays for accommodations and transportation of the participants and guest speakers, as well as rental fees for the space. We also provide participants with the necessary learning tools such as study materials and stationery kit. This year’s leadership program is extremely important to continue the platform for empowerment and advancement of women.

This training will explore the different aspects of leadership; from identifying to building with practical implementation of the skills learned. There will be ample practical exercises, exposure trip, panel discussion with women leaders and professionals (Tibetans and non-Tibetans).

 

In-case you need clarification, please write email to twaetadesk@gmail.com or call at 01892 – 221527 / 09882502821.

 

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, through the Tibet Fund based in the United States, supported this major venture of TWA with much-needed financial impetus. The National Endowment for Democracy also provided financial resources.

 

 

 

 

 

TWA’s Advanced Women’s Leadership Program concludes

Harness women power to human power, says Indian leader Mani Shankar Aiyar

1December 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 culmination of the training organized by Tibetan Women’s Association. 38 Tibetan women from across India converged in the Indian capital from December 25 to 31 for 7 days of ‘identifying, inculcating and implementing leadership skills.’2

Three key speakers: Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, former minister and current member of Parliament, Dr. Alana Golmei, activist and founder of Burma Centre in Delhi and Ms. Souzeina Mushtaq, journalist and writer from Kashmir, spoke at the momentous gathering of 50 people. Moderated by Dhardon Sharling, the 2-hour discussion established a substantive dialogue to identify the impediments and opportunities for women, to consider lessons learned and build on best practices and ways forward for bolstering women’s role in securing peace, reconciliation and accountability, across the globe particularly in Tibet, Burma, India and Syria.

Three professional trainers: Lynda O Lepcha (Director of Holistic Training Solutions), Dhardon Sharling (Member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile and Co-Chair, International Tibet Network) and Jaya Iyer (professional leadership trainer through the arts), led the training. The program covered areas such as critical thinking, personal effectiveness, communications strategy, social media and leadership, leading self and others, leadership strategy and execution. The outbound training included field visit, covering stories in real-life settings, lobbying Indian leaders, participation in NDTV debate and an exclusive panel discussion with famed Indian speakers.

As a part of the training, on December 26, the trainees staged a lobby campaign that was successful in getting Indian leaders and advocates of India’s Supreme Court to sign the petition urging the Spanish Government and the European Union to stand up for Tibet and to maintain judicial independence of Tibet lawsuit from political interference. Influential signatories include: Shri Bhakta Charan Das, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament representing Congress party, Shri Inder Singh Nomdhan, an independent Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, Smt Meenakshi Lakhi, Politician, Lawyer and National Spokesperson for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shri Dig Vijay Singh, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and General Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC).

On December 30, the trainees undertook an outdoor project titled ‘Rebuilding Lives,’ wherein they visited three relief camps in Uttar Pradesh. Besides engaging in relief work catering to women and children victims of the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, the trainees filed a photo-story narrating the pressing social issues facing the inhabitants of the relief camps.

“I think this is one program every Tibetan woman should be a part of, once in her lifetime. It gave me a life-changing experience,” said Tenzin Lhadon, M.Phil student in JNU, Delhi.

“TWA’s leadership program is intense and challenging as it sets out to mold us, young women as future leaders,”- said Nyima Choezom, executive member of TYC Centrex.

“This year we focused more on strategies including strategic communications and leadership strategy and execution,” said Nyima Lhamo, General Secretary of TWA.

“The training designed to empower Tibetan women on the leadership front focuses on bolstering female representation in the political and social arena of the exile Diaspora,” said Ms. Tashi Dolma, President of TWA.

Call on European Union to stand up for Tibet

 

01 Indian leaders urge Spanish Government to maintain judicial independence of Tibet lawsuit from political interference.

 

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 Association (TWA), leading Indian politicians and advocates of Supreme Court of India signed the petition urging the Spanish Government and the European Union to stand up for Tibet and to maintain judicial independence of Tibet lawsuit from political interference.02

 

Influential signatories from the lobby campaign include: Shri Bhakta Charan Das, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament representing Congress party, Shri Inder Singh Nomdhan, an independent Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, Smt Meenakshi Lakhi, Politician, Lawyer and National Spokesperson for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shri Dig Vijay Singh, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and General Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC), Shri James Sangma, Member of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Chief Whip of Opposition and General Secretary of National People’s Party (NPP),  Shri Manoj K Jha, Senior Leader and Spokesperson of Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD), Shri Jaydev Ranade, security and intelligence expert and former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, Shri Puran Mal Saini, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Shri Ranbir Yadav, Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

 

 

The signature campaign started by International Tibet Network and Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT) is underway. It expresses deep concern over the Spanish government’s 04plan to limit the independence of Spain’s judiciary, in a move that could lead to a ground-breaking Tibet lawsuit, which implicates Chinese leaders, being shut down. The petition reminds Spain of its universal duty to prevent and punish the most egregious human rights violations in Tibet, as offenses against all humanity. It appeals the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to adhere to the democratic principles upon which Spain and the rest of the European Union is founded and stand fast in support of judicial independence from political interference.

 

 

03The Indian political figures, intellectuals and advocates joined the global call urging the European Union to Stand Up for Tibet and to stand with Spain in resisting China’s unacceptable pressure against an impartial criminal investigation, and to support the internationally recognized human rights standards that these Tibet lawsuits are investigating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training

Registrations open; email now!

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Tibetan Women’s Association is honoured to launch the fourth series of the Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership training. The training is scheduled from 25th – 31st December 2013 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.
The registration will be open until 30th November 2013 – see below for full registration details. The selection committee will select the participants.

This training will explore the different aspects of leadership; from identifying to building with practical implementation of the skills learned. There will be ample practical exercises, exposure trip, event management shows, panel discussion with women leaders and professionals (Tibetans and non-Tibetans).

*Registration closes on 30th November 2013. Full schedule available by December 10.

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Accommodation and travel: Tibetan Women’s Association pays for accommodations and transportation of the participants and guest speakers, as well as rental fees for the space. We also provide participants with the necessary learning tools such as study materials and stationery kit. This year’s leadership program is extremely important to continue the platform for empowerment and advancement of women.

Registration fee: Please note that you will have to contribute Rs.250 as registration fee if you get selected. This will be fully refundable upon completion of the training.
If you have problems completing the registration form above contact General Secretary of Tibetan Women’s Association Nyima Lhamo via email – twaetadesk@gmail.com, or welcome to telephone with any queries – 01892 221527 or 09882502821 .

What to expect… More about last year’s 3rd Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training

The ten-day ‘3rd Tibetan Women’s Advanced Leadership Training’ (December 19 – 27) was held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation. We had 25 Tibetan women attend from many parts of India like Chennai, Dharamsala, Gujarat, Gangtok and Delhi from various backgrounds. There were graduate students, professional workers, political activists and teachers. This time the training course was divided more into outdoor and indoor training; the Christmas holidays happened to be the sole reason for the slight changes this time. The 3rd series saw professional trainers like Lynda O Lepcha – Director of Holistic Training Solution, New Delhi, Irene M Santiago – Chair and former Chief Executive Officer of the Mindanao Commission on Women and Convenor of the Mothers for Peace Movement in the Philippines and Tenzin Dhardon Sharling – member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and Co-Chair of the International Tibet Network, led the three phases of training – indentifying, understanding and building leadership skills.

Yet again, the 3rd series of the training, an undertaking of the TWA was generously funded by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, through the Tibet Fund and the National Endowment for Democracy based in the United States. This intensive training encouraged hands-on experiences of leadership and included exposure trips to the Akshardam –a Hindu temple complex displaying millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, event management, an ambush lobbying of the Indian leaders, opinion makers, participation in NDTV’s ‘The Big Fight’, panel discussion with women leaders and implementation of social empowerment projects in Delhi.

A conference addressed by veteran Indian women leaders: Dr. Kiran Bedi, India’s first and highest woman ranking officer and political activist, Jaya Jaitlley, former political leader and social activist, Dr. Alana Golmei, activist for Burmese human rights and Radha Bhatt alias Radha Bhen, leading activist and chairperson of Gandhi Peace Foundation, marked the concluding session of 10-days of Advanced Tibetan Women’s Leadership Training (ATWLT), organized by Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA).

The trainees confessed that the experience was akin to a roller-coaster ride and that they benefited a great deal by being on the learning curve. Tsering Kyi, a young Tibetan university student in Delhi confessed that ‘this kind of leadership training is a huge investment by TWA for creating future women leaders.’

The young women participants shared commitment and to take strident steps in their everyday lives to perfect their leadership skills and hold the mantle of female leadership, to continue with the legacy of women’s leadership and thereby secure a safe and a sound future women across the globe.

 

You can view 2012’s full ATWLT report here http://goo.gl/h7BGrU

 

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, through the Tibet Fund based in the United States, supported this major venture of TWA with much-needed financial impetus. The National Endowment for Democracy also provided financial resources.

Quotes from participants:

“After attending this training I felt the importance of such trainings in our community where we can have more knowledge, exposure, excitement and experience. A fantastic training”.

“Great exposure through the out-bound training sessions like NDTV studio participation, project implementation and lobbying”.

I have really enjoyed the ten days. The opportunity to meet all those ladies, the great lessons of life which i have learned and the quality training which i have received have been the best gift for me. I believe in the coming new year we all would be a better person.  I would wish every Tibetan woman gets this opportunity in future.