First ever 'Tibetan Women Empowerment Symposium' held in Dharamshala

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Dharamshala, March 4 (ANI): Tibetan government-in-exile held its first ever 'Tibetan Women Empowerment Symposium' in Dharamsala town of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday (March 04).

Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, present and former ministers in-exile, members of various Non-Governmental Organisations and volunteers assembled in Dharmsala to participate in the Women Empowerment event.

The two-day event, which began on March 4, is organised by a wing of Social and Resource Development fund, which is under the government-in-exile's Department of Finance.

"We are going to have a workshop where everybody will have a say and contribute to this policy, and how to make it really work, not only in political statements but in reality, what is being done, what needs to be done, so that the women of Tibetan community can contribute more," said B. Tsering, former President, Tibetan Women Association.

The workshop is a part of Women's Empowerment Policy launched by the Tibetan government-in-exile in 2008. The Tibetan Women Association (TWA) discussed how to implement the policy passed by the Kashag (the governing council of Tibetan government-in-exile).

"The Kashag has passed one women's empowerment policy on 14th October 2008 and from then onwards we are trying to implement that policy and to implement that policy properly," said Wangdu Tsering, Joint Secretary, Department Of Finance, Tibetan government-in-exile.

The workshop aims to foster leadership skills among Tibetan women, and empowering the whole Tibetan community. (ANI)

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