The 7-day Tibetan Women's Advanced Leadership Training held in Delhi, India was concluded on December 31, 2013 with a panel discussion organized at India Habitat Centre.
Chief panelist Mani Shankar Aiyar, a Congress Party leader spoke on the rights of women, and said that the concept of gender equality started with spread of democracy in the world. "The voting rights of women in England started in 1928 and in France after second world war in 1945, and the women in United States of America, if you are not black or Red Indian or recent immigrant, you could get right to vote in 1920," says Aiyar when speaking about the rights of women. He also said there are 3.2 million elected representatives in the grass roots level and out of which 1.4 million are women.
Dr. Alana Golmei, an activists from north-east India and Ms. Souzeina Mushtag, a journalist from Kashmir spoke on the role of women in peace building, reconciliation, and their accountability.
The panel discussion was moderated by Dhardon Sharling, a member of the Tibetan parliament in exile.
Ms. Tashi Dolma addressed the press after the concluding session of the leadership training. Around 40 participants of the workshop were given trainings on women's empowerment by learning how to approach and deal with media personnel and leaders of the people while maintaining a peaceful and harmonious society.
The workshop was held for seven days starting from December 25 to 31, 2013.