Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 20, Jan 2020 07:53 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Taiwanese man pretending to be a Tibetan Lama sentenced for Rape
Former Minister Gyari Dolma announces running for Sikyong elections in 2021
A project for an Academic institute of Buddhist Studies is underway, Says His Holiness
12 Tibetans sentenced in Sog for “attempting to spread the evil influence of religion”
Prague and Taipei finally sign the “sister agreement”, Beijing’s disapproval follows
China sees human rights as an existential threat: HRW annual report
TAR passes law to promote ‘ethnic unity’, Sen. Rubio condemns human right violations in Tibet
China controls Tibet by Weapon, We Influence their Mind: Dalai Lama
Taiwan policy unchanged, says Beijing after Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide victory
His Holiness on Secular Ethics and Universal Responsibility: Video
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
TWA marks its 25th founding anniversary in exile
Phayul[Thursday, September 10, 2009 19:49]
By Phurbu Thinley

Chief Guest Rinchen Khando Choegyal (C), Tibetan Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Gyari Dolma (L) and TWA President Kirti Dolkar Lhamo during the launch of a new publication at a function marking TWA’s 25th founding anniversary in Dharamsala, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
Chief Guest Rinchen Khando Choegyal (C), Tibetan Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Gyari Dolma (L) and TWA President Kirti Dolkar Lhamo during the launch of a new publication at a function marking TWA’s 25th founding anniversary in Dharamsala, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
Dharamsala, September 10: Tibetan Women’s Association, one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the exile Tibetan community, on Thursday marked its 25th founding anniversary in exile with an elaborate commemorative function.

“Tibetan women in exile dedicate this day to rekindling and reiterating their spirit and patriotic fervor by reevaluating their role and reflecting on their presence in the Tibetan freedom struggle, the group said in its press statement.

Rinchen Khando Choegyal, former Kalon (cabinet minister) and the founding president of TWA was the Chief Guest of the function. Gyari Dolma, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in exile was also present as the special guest of the event. Several former executive members of TWA and the women leaders also attended the public function.

TWA president Kirti Dolkar Lhamo in her opening speech described TWA as a unique and historic Tibetan Women’s organization that strives both towards the Tibetan people’s struggle for freedom and at the same time working to empower Tibetan women in exile.

To mark the occasion TWA released three new publications which it says are “oriented specifically towards the condition and experience of Tibetan Women”. It also premiered two documentary films “Breaking the Shackles; 50 years of Tibetan women’s struggle” and “Lhamo Tso; Behind the Sea”, a documentary that portrays the indomitable spirit of the wife of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was detained by Chinese authorities for his role in making the film “Leaving Fear Behind”.

Year 2009 is a significantly historic year for TWA, as it marks the 50th anniversary since its beginning in Tibet and 25 years since its reestablishment in exile in 1984. Accordingly, 2009 is being observed by the organization as the “International Year of Tibetan Women”.

As part of the event to mark Tibetan Women’s Association’s 25th founding anniversary, Tibetan people take part in a traditional Tibetan circle dance at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India.
As part of the event to mark Tibetan Women’s Association’s 25th founding anniversary, Tibetan people take part in a traditional Tibetan circle dance at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India.
The organization traces its origin back to March 12, 1959 in Lhasa, when thousands of Tibetan women gathered in front of the Potala Palace to protest the Chinese invasion as a show of their solidarity to Tibetan National Uprising two days before.

“Today, TWA is one of the most powerful women’s organizations in Tibetan history, with 49 worldwide chapters across 4 continents: Asia, Europe, America and Australia, and a total of 15,000 members,” the association said in its press statement.

The organisation describes itself as the second largest Tibetan NGO in exile and it sturdily supports the exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s “middle-Way” policy that seeks “real and meaningful” autonomy instead of outright independence for Tibet.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
TWA marks its 25th founding anniversary in exile
China protests Kadeer, Dalai Lama visit
Tibetan monk tortured to death in prison: rights group
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2020 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement