Mandie has been working in the Tibetan Freedom Movement for over 20 years and has indepth knowledge and experience of campaigning, collaboration and non-violent activism. Working with Tibet Network since 2008 she has developed and coordinated multiple successful campaigns within the Movement and is devoted to bringing change to Tibet and for the Tibetan people.
Laila Tara is of Tibetan-German heritage and grew up in Germany. She completed the interdisciplinary study Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics in Amsterdam and has worked on different socio-political challenges in the townships in South Africa, slums in India and refugee camps in Greece. She also provided personal development training in the Netherlands before joining the Tibet Network. Laila believes that cooperation and connection is key for change. She now lives with her partner and daughter in the Netherlands.
Rashi Jauhri is an activist and trainer from India with over 10 years of experience in global campaigning. With a background in non-violent direct actions and journalism, Rashi was recently the South Asia Field Organiser for Global Zero and Campaigns Strategist for Change.org. She has been part of the Tibetan Freedom Movement since working with Students for a Free Tibet in 2013. Rashi is interested in decolonising activism and activist self-care. She lives with her pup and partner in London.
Aurora Chang is Taiwanese and grew up in Taiwan, the US, and Singapore. She completed her undergraduate degree in History, Politics and Economics at University College London. Although new to the Tibetan freedom movement, she has been involved in activism and organising with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Uyghur and Ukrainian groups in London and Taipei. Aurora joined the Tibet Network as East Asia coordinator in April 2022, and provides support to Tibet Groups in Taiwan, Japan, and other EA and SEA countries. She is interested in building solidarity and cooperation between the Tibetan freedom movement and other political movements in the region.
Lobsang Yangtso was born in Tibet and completed studies in India. She finished her PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, she works as a Programme and Environment Coordinator to the International Tibet Network. She has also worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy, New Delhi. Ms. Lobsang has published articles in various journals and presented papers at international/national seminars and conferences at Dharamsala, Delhi, Bergen, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Prague.
Tereluz Flores, a Mexican ceramicist, has been part of Tibet Network since October 2012. Based in Mexico City, she provides support and guidance to Latin America Tibet Groups. One of her roles as Latin America Regional Coordinator is to translate material into Spanish, and as part of the Campaign Team she oversees social media management. Tereluz is totally committed to the Tibetan People and to advocating for human rights.
Ngawang is a second generation Tibetan born and raised in India. She completed her education from University of Delhi’s Miranda House. She previously worked with Gu Chu Sum Movement Association of Tibet, an organization of former political prisoners of Tibet. Her role as an Operations and Resources Coordinator will see her running day-to-day operations and building a strong foundation to support the Secretariat Team, the Network Steering Committee and Tibet Network Groups. She is currently based in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala.
Pema Yoko was born and raised in London, where she is an active member of the Tibetan community in Britain. Pema is known for her steadfast commitment and inspiring activism in the Tibetan freedom movement, where she had led non-violent direct actions from Beijing, Athens, Geneva to Brisbane and London. Pema worked at Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) in London and at the HQ office in New York for 12 years until she stepped down in 2018 to return to London.
Alison has campaigned on environmental and human rights issues for over 30 years. After serving as Head of Direct Actions at Greenpeace UK, she joined the Tibet movement in 1997 as Director of Free Tibet Campaign. She was a founding member of International Tibet Network in 2000, and the Network’s Executive Director from 2006 – 2019 when she stepped aside to run a campaign called Stop Sizewell C. She currently works 2 days a month for the Network on finance and governance.