Tibet Network is an organization which unites and supports Tibetan associations and Tibet support groups around the world.
Tibet Network built up a worldwide network where all the support groups in different countries may share ideas and coordinate activities. Tibetan Network provides important information, runs and coordinates powerful campaigns and strategic actions and provides assistance to its members.
I came to know about the International Tibet Network 2 years back when i attended International Tibet Support Group's conference in Delhi. Since than i have been closely following the work of Tibet Network and its contributions towards Tibetan Movement and also participated in number of its successful campaigns. As Tibetan Freedom movement has turned into global with its members and supporters spread across the world with hundreds of Tibet support groups in different countries. I believe International Tibet Network is doing great work in networking and resource sharing, updating news in most needful way. i have seen in past 2 years Tibetan Network has helped organize number of successful global campaigns on issue of Human rights and freedom of Tibetan people inside Tibet, specially when Tibet is undergoing its hardest time with series of self immolations both Inside and outside Tibet. I see the work of Tibet Network needed more than ever before. I am really honored and proud of to be part the Board Member of Tibet Network and pledge to work with all my capacity for the Tibetan people in it's fight against oppression through this organisation.
I joined Pensando en Tibet in 2007, a Tibet support group grounded in Mexico with the aim of making note the Tibetan issue in our country, and informing mexicans about the Tibetan people and its incredible rich culture. I can say that having worked with the International Tibet Network in the last years has been a great learning experience: they have shared their knowledge, information, resources and commitment to help our group grow. The International Tibet Network is much more than Group of groups, it is a great bridge that brings together all the experience and care from the various Tibet support groups around the world.
ITN is a organization which unite all Tibet support groups around the world. Being a major Tibet support group in Taiwan, ITN has not only provided rich information we need and also share ideas and activities of TSGs in different countries, In this way, we build up a common feelings for our cause, and encourage many of our members and supporters. Because many of TSGs are non-profit org as we Taiwan Friends of Tibet which only run by limited budget and volunteers, we really need support from ITN to provide more information and resource. The support ITN has been providing is very essential and helpful.
International Tibet Network connects and resources hundreds of Tibet support groups throughout the world. Over the last year it has taken its work to a new level, responding to the escalating crisis inside Tibet by providing first-rate leadership of the international movement, running powerful campaigns and enabling groups from Europe to Australia to take coordinated and strategic action.
I have watched the International Tibet Network grow over the past decade and enthusiastically support them because of the critical communications, coordinations and caring services this organization provides to the international Tibet movement. These services enhances the effectiveness of it overall and are a special service to underrepresented or underserved populations around the globe interested in advancing Tibetan rights.
I'm Tibetan-American & have been in the active Tibet movement for many years. I'm new to join Tibet Network but have been familiar with their work for several years. The Tibet Network has given a much-needed boost to the Tibet support movement. It has helped coordinate activities, plan strategies, provided resource material & information, and international/regional organized meetings so that Tibet Support Groups can meet and strategize as well as get to know each other. For small NGOs like the one I belong to, US-Tibet Committee, the Tibet Network has been a boon. They have provided us sample press releases, information about important dates, and suggested actions. Since USTC has no staff & limited budget, Tibet Network allows us to continue our work to help the people of Tibet.
I am associated with International Tibet support network for the last four years. I am an Indian citizen of Tibetan origin and therefore a part of both supporter and supportee for this cause. I believe that I must have done some good things in my previous live that I am able to join such an organization and be the voice of the 6 million fellow Tibetans in Tibet who have no voice for themselves and whose only ray of hope are organizations like this. Our first strategy ‘putting Tibetans in Tibet first’ and networking with all international organizations that aims to restore fundamental human rights through non-violence has gained great appreciations from Tibetans as well as Chinese intellectuals.
I am also amazed to see so many members in this network who contributes their time and energy and because of their selfless dedication this network has risen from a non entity organization four years back into one of the most vibrant and vital coordination network, central to the Tibet movement.
With a very limited funding, I think we have done wonders so far. Yet there is so much to do including organizing Tibet awareness camps and such actions that can keep the hope of Tibetans alive.
We are not working against Chinese people but simply telling the Communist Government that the Tibetans who have 2500 years of unique civilization, history, culture and religion and distinct ethnic entity have the right to survive and determine their own future.
I hope and appeal to all the right thinking people of the world to support us and support the truth and justice.
Review from Guidestar
The inception of International Tibet Network in itself has been a huge advancement of the global Tibet movement.
Tibet Networks’ dynamic group of staff working round the clock from various time zones make sure that all Tibetan and Support groups are regularly provided with updates on development of situation in Tibet and materials for various campaigns designed by the Network making it the resource hub for most member groups.
The network played a key role in coordinating the global uprising for Tibet in 2008 during the Beijing Olympics which became a huge success by stealing the spotlight from the Chinese government that they even went on calling Freya Putt, program coordinator of Tibet Network during the Olympics the 'General Commander' of a torch-disruption network” in Xinhua, the state run news portal.
As an individual in the movement, I feel that the existence of the network has helped make the movement global and has brought together all the different groups supporting Tibet on various issues, bringing unity to the movement but at the same time acknowledging the diversity of groups.
Review from Guidestar
International Tibet Network (ITN) provides a crucial connection between Tibet support groups worldwide, allowing hundreds of geographically disperse groups to work strategically and effectively together. In addition to providing this connectivity, ITN plays a vital leadership role for the international Tibet support movement, providing resources, a wealth of canpaigning expertise and an overarching strategy and pathway.
Specific examples of ITN's important service to the Tibet movement include the provision of a common campaign strategy, developed through extensive consultations with it's member groups. This strategy is rolled out through a series of work plans and is regularly reviewed and tested. Importantly, ITN provides regular recommended actions and resources to its member groups, allowing even very small groups to access the resources with which to carry out effective campaigns. It also allows the movement as a whole to respond rapidly to emerging situations in Tibet or significant international campaigning opportunities.
In overseeing such a large network and body of work, ITN inevitably faces challenges from limited financial and human resoures. Further funding would enable ITN to provide more targeted support to oorganizations in particular regions. That said, ITN's present operations are testament to what a small but experienced campaign staff are able to achieve.