Protecting Tibetan Women’s Rights in the Age of Social Media

  -By Dhardon Sharling & Tenzin Palkyi* A few weeks ago, a man named Mila Rangzen released a video publicly attacking the character and reputation of eight women, most of whom were or are working for the Central Tibetan Administration. Under the pretext of launching a Tibetan #MeToo Movement, this YouTube video made unsubstantiated allegations ofContinue reading “Protecting Tibetan Women’s Rights in the Age of Social Media”

Few words on my resignation

I have been informed this evening of Kashag’s approval of my resignation from my position as Information Secretary (equivalent) of Department of Information and International Relations effective January 11, 2019. My resignation comes in light of few compelling circumstances that have made it imperative for me to resume my studies (PhD in Communication at theContinue reading “Few words on my resignation”

My talk on Tibetan Non-Violent Resistance at the Symposium on Non-Violence held in Germany

The video of the talk can be viewed here   The talk was delivered on September 19 this year at Darmstad in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lech Welesa, former President of Poland and leader of Solidarnosch movement, Rebecca Johnson, founding president of International Campaign for abolition of nuclear weapons (ICAN), recipientContinue reading “My talk on Tibetan Non-Violent Resistance at the Symposium on Non-Violence held in Germany”

My TED x Talk on Leading Freedom in Exile

58 years ago, on March 31st, 1959, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, reached India with approximately 80,000 Tibetans, who had known no home but their own. It was an escape from persecution and oppression from our adversary; Rehabilitation in India started with insurmountable challenge. My father once told me a story that perfectly sums upContinue reading “My TED x Talk on Leading Freedom in Exile”

Tibetan Female Shyness: My story

It is often said that shyness runs in the blood of Tibetan people, especially Tibetan women. Being shy and quiet are considered to be indicators of a polite and well-mannered person. Shyness, sincerity, simplicity, low self-esteem, a down to earth personality and politeness were specific characteristics we looked up to in a female role model.Continue reading “Tibetan Female Shyness: My story”

Tenzin Palkyi on Gender, Feminism and Women’s Empowerment

Palkyi’s ground-breaking talk on Gender, Feminism and Women’s Empowerment   The talk was delivered at the first ever Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference- October 2016 organized by RTWA NYNJ Good Afternoon everyone. First of all, I want to start by thanking the Regional Tibetan Women’s Association of New York and New Jersey for organizing this veryContinue reading “Tenzin Palkyi on Gender, Feminism and Women’s Empowerment”

Reproductive governance in the Tibetan community in exile- Discrepancies and digressions

This piece originally appeared in December 2015 edition of hystericalfeminisms.com http://www.hystericalfeminisms.com/reproductive-governance-in-the-tibetan-community-in-exile-discrepancies-and-digressions/ Introduction – Reproductive Governance This paper analyzes reproductive governance in public policy and how it applies to the exile Tibetan discourse surrounding women’s reproductive responsibilities. Drawing heavily on Lynn Morgan and Elizabeth Robert’s ‘Reproductive Governance in Latin America’ (2012), this study explores how politicalContinue reading “Reproductive governance in the Tibetan community in exile- Discrepancies and digressions”

Rethink Sino-Tibet policy for India’s survival, conference panelists say

This article originally appeared in Phayul.com on December 20, 2010. http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=28791   The conference on ‘Rethinking India’s Sino-Tibet’ policy affirmed that its time India look them (China) in the eye on Tibet issue.   New Delhi- The world’s largest democracy may be basking in the incontrovertible feat achieved in its 63 years of independence: its transition fromContinue reading “Rethink Sino-Tibet policy for India’s survival, conference panelists say”

Tibetan Women: Devotedly Defiant

Beijing, September 1995: nine exiled Tibetan women staged a silent protest at the United Nations World Conference on Women held in Beijing. The essay titled ‘Tibetan Women: Devotedly Defiant’ featured in the book  ‘A Force Such As the World Has Never Known,’ which is an anthology of essays by 30 women authors, published in NovemberContinue reading “Tibetan Women: Devotedly Defiant”