Tenzin Dawa is the executive director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Tibetan non-governmental organisation founded in 1996 with the mission of monitoring human rights situation in Tibet and defending human rights and freedoms of Tibetans inside Tibet. Ms Dawa graduated with an honours degree

in Political Science from Delhi University and also earned a master’s degree in Human Rights. Prior to joining TCHRD, she worked as an intern at the National Human Rights Commission of India. In spring 2020, Ms. Dawa served as an Anamax fellow at the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham. Ms Dawa currently serves on the steering committee of the Asia Pacific for Refugee Rights Network (APRRN). She joined TCHRD as a researcher in August 2016 and was appointed the executive director of TCHRD in June 2023.