On May 20th, our Kora session brought together three outstanding speakers, each of whom highlighted different aspects of their work with the unparalleled rise of domestic violence across many communities during today’s challenging moment. Although lockdown measures are vital to minimize the transmission of Covid-19, the speakers reminded us how these policies put many women and children in situations of severe distress and intimate violence and urged everyone to stay alert and offer support to survivors when needed.
We’re grateful to Sherab Dolma la, a powerful Tibetan voice against domestic violence and the principal translator of End the Violence (ཁྱིམ་ནང་གི་གནོད་མཚེ་མཚམས་འཇོག); Orchid Pusey, Executive Director of Asian Women's Shelter and longtime advocate of women's rights based in in San Francisco; and Tsering Lama, a caseworker at Adhikaar and a spirited presence on the frontline of combating Tibetan domestic violence in NYC. They have been working tirelessly to enable domestic violence survivors overcome daunting hurdles. We look forward to finding new ways to support the work to end domestic violence in the Tibetan community.