Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gendered Issue in traditional Society


"When you educate a man, you educate a person, when you educate a woman, you educate a family". This age old wisdom is shared by many in today's world. I dont know how the importance of educating girl child even dawned to a Tibetan woman. But the fact is some Tibetan NGOs doing a fantastic projects in Tibet, targeting Tibetan girl as their ultimate goal. I had attended a presentation by a Tibetan young girl, who has been invited by Machik in Washingtong D.C.  It was thrilling experience for me to see a young Tibetan girl speaking fluent English and presenting a well organized and well researched information on the topic of gendered issue in Tibetan traditional society. As a Tibetan herself, doing a presention on such a controversial and rather queer subject must have been challenging.