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Tibetan Women's Association

The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) was established in Lhasa on March 12, 1959. After the Chinese Communist Party took political control of Tibet, the TWA followed the Dalai Lama to India and was not reinstated until September 10, 1984.

As of 2010, the TWA was the exiled Tibetan community's second-largest nongovernmental organization. Its headquarters are located in Dharamsala, India, and it has more than 30 offices throughout India and numerous overseas branches in, for example, New York, London, Quebec, Ontario, Vancouver, Minnesota, Colorado, Kathmandu, Zurich, Victoria, Calgary, Pokhara, Tashiling, Phokhara Tashi, and Palhkiel. The TWA handles issues of Tibetan religion, cultural self-identity, social welfare, political pursuits, educational needs, ecological protection of the natural environment, human rights, women's rights, and so on.

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