INTERNATIONAL TIBET NETWORK
Rating: 4.77 stars 35 reviews
Location: Tenzin Jigme, 9929 Longford Court Vienna VA 22181 USA
Target demographics: Tibetans in Tibet
Direct beneficiaries per year: 180 Tibet Groups
Geographic areas served: The organisation focuses on Tibetans in TIbet
Programs: Strategic Campaign Development and Coordination Training and Capacity Building Regional Coordination
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International Tibet Network has been helping, coordinating and boosting activities for Tibet support groups in the world for years. Its work helps alleviate the suffering of the Tibetan people, a country where there are less journalists than in North Korea ! More than 130 people did immolate themsleves to make their plight known outside Tibet. and still it is hard to know what is going on inside Tibet due to lack of independant reporters and communications cut off. Thanks to ITN for their work !
After sixteen years in the Tibetan freedom movement, both before and after the formation of the International Tibet Network, I have deep admiration for the work the organization does and the invaluable role they play, providing coordination and resources that help foster strong leadership and strategic direction within the global Tibet movement.
Excellent to have this organization ITN share information and enable member groups to be more effective. The staff are clear and focused and dynamic. Our goals are refined and achievable - human rights in Tibet. One aspect of their work key for me is the commitment to nonviolence and outreach to the Chinese people. Inter-ethnic and interfaith outreach is high on my priority list. I remember working on these issues without the foundation/support of an international org and it was tough. ITN is basic and enabling.
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Curiosity about Tibet is strong in high schools, colleges and universities in the Boston area and ITN has all the history and current affairs facts and stories to satisfy and educate. Lawyers, judges and health care providers need current data, current events to document refugees requests and ITN has this. I personally proceed with increased confidence knowing that ITN can share and distribute news of Tibet either within the country or among exiles. They've got my back. We've got synergy.
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If ITN could increase their staff/budget they'd be able to provide even more support to small groups. As an activist working both as a volunteer and as a professional, I have been particularly devoted to and interested in the Tibetan cause for the past 14 years. ITN is the best thing that's come on the scene.