International Women's Day on 8 March
I have founded Karuna-Shechen in 2000. It is a charitable non-profit organization rooted in the ideals of altruism and compassion in action.
Each year, over 250,000 people benefit from Karuna-Shechen's projects in northern India, Nepal, and eastern Tibet
To promote a more just and altruistic world, we must help women to actualize their potential. Providing village women with access to education, training, and economic opportunities is at the heart of our approach to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Karuna-Shechen removes stigmas and breaks taboos about what rural women can and cannot do. As the Dalai Lama often points out, we need empathy, altruism and compassion more than ever, so it’s time to enter the ‟age of the woman.”