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New Delhi — "The Chinese Communist Party uses forced abortion and forced sterilisation to restrict the Tibetan population and pushes for marriage to Han settlers as a tool of cultural genocide. Tibetan women continue their freedom struggle despite all Chinese atrocities," said Experts in an international webinar on ‘Tibetan Women and Human Rights Under China’s Colonial Rule’.

Dharamshala, India — The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the results of Class XII and X online on its official website on July 22, 2022. The students of Tibetan schools have performed well in the AISSCE 2022 examination with an overall score of 97.08%.

Mumbai — The Menlhai Jamtse Tibetan Buddhist Centre celebrates the 87th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Versova, Mumbai, by explaining His Holiness' four commitments to Tibetans and Indians in the region on July 6, 2022.

Dharamshala, India — “Legacy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shall be the bestowal of democracy to the people of Tibet,” said Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) in a webinar conducted for commemorating the 87th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Geneva — “Despite our repeated calls to take conservative action to help protect the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people and hold China accountable for its atrocities, the situation in Tibet has deteriorated significantly. Tibetan culture and identity are endangered due to systematic repression,” said Karma Choekyi, while protesting against China's repression of freedom in Tibet.

New York — Tibetans staged a demonstration outside the Chinese consulate in New York on June 25, 2022, to raise awareness of the Tibetan issue and human rights violations committed in the region by the Chinese authorities. "Stop killing in Tibet, stop torturing in Tibet, stop the genocide in Tibet, stop lying to the world, Free Tibet, China out", they shouted in protest against the Chinese government.

An exclusive interview with Tenzin, the Head Chef of the Makye Ama Tibet Kitchen in Majnu-Ka-Tilla, Delhi, India. He spoke to TPI about his passion for cooking and introduced a variety of Tibetan food that is loved not only by Tibetans but also by people from all over the world.

Berlin — International Campaign for Tibet has released a new report on Tibetan environmental defenders entitled "Environmental Defenders of Tibet: China's Persecution of Tibetan Environmental Defenders", ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022.

Dharamshala, India  — “Our initial aim was to help Tibetan refugees from Tibet and assist them in any way we could. The first projects we got involved in were teaching English and basic computer skills to the community, so they could develop their skills and lead a new life in exile," said Dorji Kyi, Executive Director of Lha Charitable Trust.

Dharamshala, India – “We must pay more attention to our thousand-year-old tradition of Ahimsa and Karuna. The tradition of non-violence and compass can teach the world a path of tolerance, thoughtfulness, and compassion,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while interacting with the students and faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak.

Mainpat, India — The Mainpat Phendeyling Tibetan Settlement was one of the first Tibetan settlements established by the Indian government in 1962 to rehabilitate the 1,400 Tibetan refugees who arrived in India after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.

Dharamshala, India — An exclusive interview with tattoo artist and musician Tamding Tsetan. He shares with TPI his strong passion for art and the meaning behind it, as well as how he became an artist and musician. Tamding says, "Music has always connected me to my culture, and my lyrics are related to the fight for Tibetan freedom".

Delhi, India — A Tibetan woman shares her experience of selling laphing and explains how to make it, saying that selling laphing is her source of income.

Delhi, India — An exclusive interview with the President of the Regional Tibetan Women's Association (RTWA) in Delhi. She talks to TPI about the overall work of the RTWA, the difficulties of Tibetan women in exile and their life in the pandemic. She also talks about Tibet and her aspirations.

According to data by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 27.1 million people across the globe are refugees. World Refugee Day, observed every year by the United Nations on June 20, is a day to commemorate the strength and courage of the refugees worldwide. They are people who live through harsh circumstances, having been forced to flee their home country because of conflict, war, persecution or terror.

The global decline in press freedom and freedom of speech has accelerated sharply in recent years, largely due to China's exploitation and misuse of social media and other vulnerable media, weaponisation of propaganda machines, attacks on democracies around the world and making it easier to completely isolate Tibet from the rest of the world, according to a new report by Tibet Post International (TPI).

New Delhi — “I met Tibetans who fought against the People's Liberation Army for the independence of Tibet, and had the opportunity to talk with them, their stories are very powerful. The Tibetan issue must be taken seriously - they have their own homeland. I really believe and hope that one day Tibetans can go to their own country and be free,” said Madhu Gurung, the author of “Tibet with My Eyes Closed” while interacting with TPI.

Dharamshala, India — At a time when the Tibetan cause is being neglected in the world, Kunsang Tenzing talks about the importance of storytelling and how he is working to preserve Tibetan memories and create a digital archive of Tibetan oral history. “I want to introduce the story of Tibet to the world in a different way,” he told TPI.

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New Delhi, India — In a world where most rulers and powerful people are known more for taking away the rights of their people on one or the other pretext, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has emerged as a unique leader who has presented the example of how the leaders can strengthen the people and themselves by giving up and sharing their own powers with the people they lead and govern.

Dharamshala, India — "Happiness is very much related with our emotions. If our mental state is calm and peaceful, then external factors can not disturb our mind. The mind can be trained to build constructive emotions and reduce destructive emtions," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while interacting with scientists as part of the Science & Wisdom of Emotions Summit.

Dharamshala —  Emphasising the crucial role in seriously making our world more peaceful and harmonious, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, all sentient beings want to lead a happy life and a happy life means a peaceful life. Because we as social animals depend on the community in which we live and we depend on the care and affection of others to survive from the moment we’re born. This is nothing to do with religious practice, it’s simply natural behaviour.

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