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Imprisoned Tibetan language advocate continues to face barriers in appealing against unjust verdict

Chinese authorities have again denied lawyers for imprisoned Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk permission to visit their client in Dongchuan Prison, Xining City, Qinghai Province. Wangchuk had been sentenced to five years in prison in May 2018 for allegedly ‘inciting separatism’ because he criticised Chinese policies and practices on Tibetan language and culture. He did not accept the verdict and decided to appeal.

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TCHRD organizes weeklong residential workshop on gender awareness, equality and justice

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in conjunction with Jagori Rural Charitable Trust carried out a 7-day residential workshop on ‘Gender Awareness, Equality and Justice’ at the Training and Research Academy in Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh. Held from 21 to 27 July, a total of 30 participants including Tibetan students from different universities and representatives of local Tibetan NGOs took part. The weeklong workshop covered different topics on the construction of gender, patriarchy, masculinity, femininity, feminism, youth & relationship with the body, sexuality, prevalence of different kinds of violence and redressal mechanisms in place. Kamla Bhasin, an Indian developmental …

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