TWA to organize a five-day Advanced Level ‘Training of Trainers’ on Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile, India

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The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) will organize a‘Training of Trainers’ program on Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile, India. Fifty women and men from across India representing a cross-section of the exile population will participate in the five-day training beginning August 3 at Hotel Tibet, Mcloed Ganj.

 

Honorable speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile Mr. Penpa Tsering and Ms. Kamla Bhasin, Feminist Activist, a Social Scientist by Training and South Asia’s Leading Gender trainer will grace the opening ceremony.

 

The event will also feature a book launch: Legal Handbook on Indian Laws and Acts Protecting Women and Children in India, (Tibetan and English Version) and Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile-India, A Research Report, 2014

 

During the course of the training, the trainees will be granted a special audience with His Holiness the Karmapa Rinpoche entailing a discussion on Karmapa’s authored work ‘Gender Identities-It’s all in the Mind’ from the book ‘The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from Inside Out.’ An exclusive session with Honorable Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay will feature a discussion on the topic ‘Gender Empowerment and Significance of Legal Protection of Women and Children in Exile.’

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

Day 1

Sunday, August 3

 

9:00 onwards- Registration

 

14:30- 15:30 hrs

Audience with His Holiness the Karmapa Rinpoche and Discussion on Karmapa’s authored work ‘Gender Identities-It’s all in the Mind’ from the book ‘The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from Inside Out.’

 

18:30: Welcome Dinner at Hotel Tibet

 

Day 2

Monday, August 4

 

9:00 – 10:00 hrs

Opening Ceremony

 

Chief Guests and Speakers:

9:15-9:35: Mr. Penpa Tsering – Honorable Speaker, Tibetan Parliament in Exile

9:35-9:55: Ms. Kamla Bhasin -Feminist Activist, Social Scientist by Training and South Asia’s Leading Gender trainer

 

Book Launch:

  • Legal Handbook on Indian Laws and Acts Protecting Women and Children in India, (Tibetan and English Version)- Speaker Penpa Tsering la
  • Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile-India, A Research Report, 2014- Kamla Bhasin

 

10:30 – 18:00 hrs

 CONCPETUAL CLARITY

 

Trainer– Ms. Kamla Bhasin: Social Scientist by Training and South Asia’s Leading Gender trainer

 

  • Ice Breaker Exercise: Sociogramming
  • Gender
  •  Patriarchy
  •  Masculinity
  •  Violence against Women
  • Women’s Rights
  •  Women Empowerment
  •  I billion rising campaign

 

Day 3

 Tuesday, August 5

 

9 :00– 18:00 hrs

LOOKING WITHIN: REFLECTION

Trainer: Dhardon Sharling, Women Empowerment Trainer and Member, TPIE

 

  •  Ice breaker exercise: The Human Web, Faux Pas
  • Gender Socialization: Process and Agents
  • Attitudinal Change: Tackling Dilemmas and Stereotypes
  • Breaking the Silence and the Cycle
  • Knowledge-sharing platform: Panel Discussion on ‘Gender and Law Enforcement in Tibetan Community-Pre 1959 in Tibet and post 1959 in Exile.’

 

*Speakers: Mr. Tsering Wangchuk, Special Consultant, Kashag, CTA

                   Mr. Lobsang Yeshi, Gender Trainer and Member, TPIE

                   Ms. Tenzin Tseyang, Women’s Empowerment Desk, CTA

 

16:00-18:00 hrs:

Exclusive session with Honorable Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay

Discussion on ‘Gender Empowerment and Significance of Legal Protection of Women and Children in Exile.’

 

 Day 4

 Wednesday, August 6

 

9:00-18:00 hrs

THE ACTION-HERO WORKSHOP: CONVERSATIONS AND TAKING AGENCY ON THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

 

Trainer: Ms. Jasmeen Patheja, Activist, Artist, Trainer and Founder of Blank Noise

 

  • Ice breaker exercise: Step By Step Guide To Unapologetic Walking
  • Collectively Defining Sexual Violence via Mind Mapping
  • Building and Sharing Testimonies amongst Group
  • I Never Ask For it Campaign
  • Evidence Wall and Insight Generation
  • Taking Safe Community Pledge

 

Day 5

 Thursday, August 7

 

NOW AND BEYOND: STRENGTHENING SELF AND OTHERS

 

9:00-10:30: Hahaha Sangha, The Laughter Club—facilitated by Jasmeen Patheja

 

11:00-13:00:

 Demystifying the India Law for Protection of Women and Children

 

Speaker: Karma D Namgyal, Advocate, legal officer of Tsurphu Labrang, LLM, American University’s Washington College of Law

 

  • Knowing and using the law
  • Legal recourse and intervention—a justified measure

 

14:00-16:00

 STRENGTHENING SELF AND OTHERS

 

Trainer: Dhardon Sharling

 

  • Strategic Communication: Innovative tools and Good Practices
  • Action for Life, Empowerment and Development

 

16:00-17:00

 Feedback and closing

 

18:00

Farewell Dinner, Hotel Tibet