The Women's Empowerment Desk under the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, North India began its three day conference on 'Women's Empowerment' on February 21, 2017.
Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, Kalon for Department of Home while giving the introductory speech said that the conference aims to collect suggestions on ways to implement the recently announced updated women's empowerment policy.
Dr. Lobsang Sangay, political head of the Tibetan administration in exile, gave the keynote speech and added that the conference is one of the ways to fulfill the Dalai Lama's visions and that March 12, Women's Uprising Day will officially be marked as 'Tibetan Women's Day' to discuss and empower Tibetan women. He also urged the participants to brainstorm new ideas and suggest different ways to mark the day.
348 participants from 53 different places are taking part in the first Tibetan Women's Empowerment Conference.
More on the participants' reaction to the conference below.