Dharamsala: The Women Empowerment Desk of Central Tibetan Administration concluded a two-day workshop on gender sensitisation at Gangkyi here on Tuesday.
Nandita Pradan Bhatt from Martha Farrell Foundation, Delhi conducted the workshop.
Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance addressed the opening ceremony of the workshop on Monday.
While congratulating the participants, Kalon expressed Kashag’s firm commitment towards women empowerment and gender equality.
“In the contemporary Tibetan society, women are excelling on par with men and culturally, we are a proud community that believes in gender equality. However, there are still areas for further improvement,” Kalon said.
Objectives of the workshop are to equip the participants with the understanding of Gender stereotypes and how they are formed, Gender and differences in approach and communication.
“I hope that through this workshop, the awareness will further enrich our departmental staff and through them, reach thousands of Tibetans across the diaspora,” Kalon concluded his remarks.
Resource person, Nandita spoke about how gender sensitivity applies to both the genders and one must learn to respect each other. She urged the youth must make an effort to break stereotypical thinking and make way for a new open society.
The participants exchanged views on the role of family, career, and profession in the process of gender discrimination.
CTA’s official women empowerment policy outlines seven key points in its stated objective of making Tibetan women equal partners in all aspects of Tibetan society. On Sexual and Gender-based Violence, the Kashag has promised to adopt a zero-tolerance policy.