Tag: women’s rights

TWA’s Training on Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile draws close

Sixty action heroes pledge action to create a gender sensitive and a legally empowered Tibetan Community in exile

 

Dharamsala, August 7, 2014: The five-day ‘Training for Trainers’ program on ‘Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile’ concluded today with sixty participants including eight men taking a ‘safe community pledge’ for action, empowerment and development.

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TWA successfully wraps up its programs for the 33rd Kalachakra initiation held in Ladakh.

The Tibetan Women’s Association and its global network of regional chapters successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14, 2014.

TWA organized a series of public discussions oriented towards advancing public discourse on democracy, gender, women’s leadership, …

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Statement of TWA on the 55th Anniversary of the Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day

Today, Tibetans inside and outside Tibet commemorate the 55th anniversary of Tibetan Women’s Uprising. On 12th March 1959, thousands of Tibetan women from all the three provinces of Tibet stood up against the Chinese forces thereby triggering a peaceful resistance that continue even today.

During the uprisings and thereafter, …

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TWA to organize a symposium on Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile

Brief introduction to the Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile Project- 2013-2014.

 

Beginning last year (2013), the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) carried out a special year-long project titled ‘The Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile (LETWIE).’ The project received financial backing from KIOS (Finnish foundation for …

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A generation lost but not forgotten: The Silent Genocide

A picture can paint a thousand words and in no way does that ring more true than in a recent exhibition titled ‘Silent Genocide’, which highlights the harrowing ordeals suffered by Tibetan women as they are subjected to forced sterilisation.

The exhibition is the creation of Claire Kern, a freelance photographer …

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