The 11th Panchen Lama has been missing since 1995. On Wednesday, the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) organized a demonstration against the Chinese government in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to demand his immediate release and details on his whereabouts. Additionally, they pushed for the immediate release of all Tibetan political detainees.
TWA is an organization for Indian women that was first established in 1984 by Rinchen Khando Choegyal, a former Tibetan Youth Congress leader. Its headquarters are in McLeodGanj, Dharamshala.
“Raise public awareness of the critical situation in Tibet and exert international pressure to strengthen Tibetans’ access to human rights. Their mission statement reads, “Promote equality for Tibetan women in occupied Tibet and exile communities, address gender discrimination and violations of human rights, ensure that those in need have access to education, protect Tibetan culture, and join with women around the world to advance peace and justice.”