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TWA currently has a number of projects aimed at empowering Tibetan Women.
Due to the successful Tibetan Women Leadership Program (TWLP) held in Bangalore last year, Tibetan Women's Association decided to hold its second annual TWLP this year. Twenty participants; students from Bangalore, Baroda, Delhi and Dharamsala joined the leadership program. The five-day workshop from Dec 9 to 13 was held at Delhi Youth Hostel. The leadership program commenced on a Saturday, and Yeshi Phuntsok Acharya, Member of Parliament, opened the program as the chief guest. [ more ]
TWA recognizes a need to offer vocational training opportunities to young women so that they can become economically self-sufficient. In October of 1995, TWA established a tailoring and handicraft initiative in Dharamsala to provide training to unskilled and economically disadvantaged Tibetan women, many of whom escaped from Tibet where educational and employment opportunities for women are minimal. [ more ]
In 1992, TWA bought two plots of land in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala. Our predecessors envisioned to construct a complex that will offer a variety of women and community centered programming under one roof. However, with passage of time, these plots seem to have shrunk in size due to encroachment from all sides as and when our neighbors developed their land. Before any further shrinkage takes place, we would like to make a concerted effort to realize the dreams of our organization.