International Tibet Network is a vital organisation within the movement promoting freedom and human rights for the people of Tibet. The Network coordinates regional and international campaigns, provides tools and resources for Tibet groups and assists those wishing to get a Tibet group started in their own country. With only a handful of staff it manages to provide an amazing and indispensable service.
Since 2000 when ITN was founded and established, the cooperation along the TSG's worldwide became more professional. Before I was already activ in the Tibet movement and in the beginning of the years of ninetees I attended European TSG Meetings in Oslo and Sofia which coordinated only the activities of TSG's in Europe and without employed professional staffs. Since 2000 ITN has developed professionally and is launching worldwide campaigns. This global Plattform is for the Tibeten Freedom struggle necessary. The Meetings and Actions of ITN brings the TSG's closer together to achieve the Goals of the Global Tibetan Movement. Since 2006 i'm a member of the Steering Committee of ITN.
My name is Migmar Wangdu Christoph RAITH, President of the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association. Since many years I'm working closly with International Tibet Network. Since 3 years I'm a member of the Steering Committee of ITN. ITN is well organised and works with Tibetan NGO's at the grassroot-level. ITN launches worldwide campaigns like the "Games of Beiing Campaign 2008" or the actuell campaign "stop the forced resettlement of Tibetan Nomads" or the campaign "The Third Pole- The Right for Water for Tibet and the Asian Subcontinent". ITN works successfully . Twith small costs of administration without costs of a office. The longtime serving of the Director and other staffs are a quaranty for the continuity of the NGO successfull and substainable engagement for the Human Rights and Freedom in Tibet.
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 !
The International Tibet Network is an organizacion which supports the cause of Tibet and have almost 200 member groups. Its work is remarkable giving information, organizing campaigns, and making visible the plight of Tibet around the world. For all the people who support this struggle, the existence of the Net is fully necessary
Aloma Sellanes (Uruguay)
Members of The International Tibet Network are a dedicated team who are passionate about the situation in Tibet and they 'walk their talk'. They are proactive and professional in their approach to resolving the Tibet issue. I highly recommend them as a Great NonProfit organisation; they have values and keep to them in whatever they do; a first-class organisation with a first-class bunch of people.
Le réseau international pour le Tibet est absolument essentiel à la lutte pour les Droits du peuple tibétain.
Il permet de créer une cohésion au mouvement de soutien à travers le monde et je puis dire, en tant que co-présidente et fondatrice d'un petit groupe, qu'il nous permet de nous sentir relier à un même but.
Il permet également d'aborder les grands décideurs en tant que participant à un mouvement international, ce qui donne plus de poids aux revendications et aux actions.
Google translation : The International Network for Tibet is absolutely essential to the struggle for the rights of the Tibetan people.
It creates a cohesive movement to support worldwide and I can say, as co-founder and president of a small group, it allows us to feel connected to the same goal.
It also helps address the key decision makers as part of an international movement, which gives more weight to claims and actions.
The International Tibet Network serves a vital role as a leader and motivator for all Tibet support groups world wide. They keep the movement alive, vibrant and moving.
As Founder Chairman of Tibet Support Group - Ireland since 8th August 1988 (8/8/88!) I was one of a small group of Tibet Supporters who frequently complained about (a) the lack of co-ordination between the various TSGs around the world, and (b) the lack of strategic planning in the Tibet movement’s campaigns. In the early 1990s we were challenged by Thubten Samdup, then in Canada, who said: “Instead of complaining, why don’t you do something about it?” Thus was born (after some two years of effort) the International Tibet Support Network, which in recent years has become the International Tibet Network.
While I was involved in its formation, I have had relatively little to do with the ITN’s organisational work since its early years and I can say as an “external user” that the ITN has been, and continues to be, absolutely vital in providing those two much needed resources - strategic planning and international co-ordination of campaigns, efforts and ideas.
Maybe there are other similar organisations that provide as good as or better service to a global spread of NGOs in their respective sectors as does the ITN - but I doubt it.
Conozco de la iniciativa red internacional de Tibet desde su creación y considero su servicio de extraordinario valor para llevar adelante la defensa del pueblo tibetano y su rica cultura que significa un aporte irremplazable para el futuro de la humanidad. La red es una oportunidad concreta para que todos quienes somos sensibles a este tema en los más diversos rincones del mundo, podamos sumar nuestras fuerzas para socorrer al pueblo tibetano. La red está en permanente contacto y colaboración con todos los que nos consideramos voluntarios de una causa justa, por la libertad del pueblo tibetano.
I came in contact with International Tibet Network when I was in the board of Tibetan Association of Philadelphia. I have great admiration for the organization for their dedication and hard work in spear heading campaigns and coordinating efforts with other Tibetan NGO's around the world. They do great job on utilizing resources in most effective ways in highlighting Tibet issues and struggle for human rights in Tibet.
The people who work in the ITN are very knowledgeable and helpful. I wish the network will continue to do great job in supporting and working along side the Tibetans and other NGOs for the Free Tibet.
I got to know the International Tibet Network in October 2008, while visiting Dharamsala in India. A former Board Member of the International Tibet Network who was working at the Office there, invited us to the Office and he explained the work and services. As a board member of a Tibet group in Belgium I was very interested and later also impressed by the great work that the Tibet Network does. The International Tibet Network unites almost 200 Tibet associations and Tibet groups worldwide, and they organize joint actions, provide very useful and actual information, samples of texts and material for actions etc. In March 2013 I participated in a One Day Strategy Meeting organized in Brussels (Belgium), and in September 2013 in the European Meeting organized in Basel (Switzerland). The guest speakers gave very interesting lectures and the workshops were absolutely wonderful and very useful for the Tibet groups. Everything was perfectly organized. The International Tibet is doing a very good job, and I always recommend Tibet associations to become member of this Tibet Network.
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.
I've known about International Tibet Network (ITN) since I started volunteering with Students for a Free Tibet in 2010. I only fully realized the incredible resourcefulness and importance of this organization during a non-violent direct action that we planned and executed during the G20 Summit in Cannes in November 2011. I was amazed and inspired by the commitment, energy and proficiency of the ITN team. ITN is one of the most efficient, and timely resource and information sharing networks, in addition to providing invaluable training to activists in the Tibetan freedom movement. A committed team that provides crucial updates, data, resource materials and facilitates the efficient and strategic mobilization of the Tibetan diaspora in order to take strong, coordinated actions for Tibet. I love what they do, and their work is critical for the functioning and growth of the Tibetan independence struggle in exile.
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.
International Tibet Network is extremely important for action for Tibet all over the world. As a global coalition of Tibet-related non-governmental organizations ITN maximise the effectiveness of the worldwide Tibet movement. I can`t imagine an effective global action without the support and coordination. I strongly recommend ITN as an example of this type activity.
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.
I have participated in the activities of the International Tibet Network since its inception. I was, in fact, involved in the inaugural meeting when discussions were held about the mandate and operating approach that would be elevate collaboration between the many Tibet-related organizations around the world. Little did I know at that time, to what extent the network would succeed in reaching its lofty objectives. This is in great measure due to the consistent and principled leadership the network has enjoyed, particularly its adherence to a facilitator's approach to campaigning, and the open and transparent nature of its administration. Today, the Network is viewed as an essential component of the international movement to promote human rights in Tibet.
One of the main factors responsible for a strong Tibet movement today is the genuine support given by Tibet Support Groups worldwide. Over the years, the number of Tibet support groups have grown tremendously. With the growth came the need for a coalition to provide coordination, cooperation and most importantly, a strategic direction. The International Tibet Network has been serving this purpose. Over the years, it has worked to assist and involve individual member organisations in coordinated strategic campaigns such as the Beijing Olympics 2008 and Tibet Third Pole.