Students for a Free Tibet
Transforming our world
through nonviolent action

Amplifying the Voices of Tibetans in Tibet

We work in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom.

Who We Are

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) was founded in New York City in 1994 by a group of Tibetans and young students and supporters.

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What We Do

Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom.

Our Work

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Start a chapter, intern/volunteer with us, attend our trainings and workshops, donate and raise your voice for those who have none.

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Latest Updates

Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 as Global Rights Groups Unite in Protests around the World; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’ Boston - On International Olympic Day [1] campaigners representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people...

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ACTIVISTS READ PETITION TO MARS EMPLOYEES CALLING ON THE COMPANY TO END THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF THE BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS NEW JERSEY, JUNE 23rd—Today, Tibetan activists from the tristate area performed a die-in protest in front of the Mars, Incorporated Headquarters in...

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Today, on International Olympic Day 2021,  we Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people, and our committed allies are united in our call on world leaders, National Olympic Committees, Olympic sponsors, and all people of conscience to end support for...

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Impacted Communities cite China’s Uyghur Genocide as a ‘Red Line’ and urge Governments, Sponsors, Athletes, and National Olympic Committees to Denounce China’s Crimes Against Humanity and Pledge Not to Attend the Games [New York] Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and...

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SFT PARTNERS WITH MOMENTUM TO RAISE MONEY OFF CHINESE GOVERNMENT TWEETS  NEW YORK, April 1st—Today, Students for a Free Tibet launched Tweets for Tibet, an innovative campaign which forces the Chinese government to help raise money for SFT’s campaigns for freedom and...

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PRESIDENT MONACO HEEDS COMMUNITY CALLS FOLLOWING YEARS-LONG GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN BY ACTIVISTS, 13-WEEKS OF CONTINUOUS PROTESTS, AND GROWING PRESSURE FROM CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS. BOSTON, March 17th—Following years of campaigning by local activists, including 13 weeks of continuous weekly protests, and pressure from...

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