Taipei: At the invitation of Office of Tibet, Taiwan, Dhardon Sharling the Secretary (equivalent) of Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration visited Taipei last week.
Apart from being one of the key speakers for the ‘International Conference on Tibet’ at which Secretary Dhardon Sharling spoke about the prospects of the Tibetan freedom struggle and CTA’s Five-Fifty Vision, the visiting Secretary’s official engagements sought to strengthen advocacy for the Tibetan freedom struggle.
Secretary Dhardon was featured as the key speaker along with Taiwanese Member of Parliament Yu Mei-nu from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Miao Po-Ya, member of the National Commission of newly formed Social Democratic Party at a public event organized by Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT. Dhardon spoke on the topic ‘Is Gender an Issue?-Tibetan and Taiwanese Female Politicians Talk about Their Bitter-Sweet Experience”. Dhardon spoke of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision of seeing 21st century as the century of women’s leadership and explained at length CTA’s ‘Women’s Empowerment Policy’ and the leadership’s efforts to bring gender discourse from the margins to the mainstream.
“Taiwan broke the glass ceiling by electing a female President Tsai Ing-Wen last year, so let us celebrate this feat and make this a success story so that others will not hesitate in electing female leaders,” said Secretary Dhardon. The event drew over hundred people from Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, India and Hungary.
A meeting with Taiwanese Member of Parliament Freddy Lim at his office dwelled on the observing of ‘Thank you Taiwan-2018’ and discussing strategic measures to bolster Taiwan’s political support for the Tibet movement.
At an exclusive interview with Radio International Taiwan, Secretary Dhardon discussed about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s four commitments, the Middle Way Approach to resolving the long-standing issue of Tibet and CTA’s Five-Fifty Vision and reasoned why the world has much to benefit from Tibet’s success story.
-Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan-