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.

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We are looking for a highly efficient person to facilitate smooth office operations and provide general administrative and logistical support to SFT staff. The successful applicant should be organized, able to multitask and have experience with basic administrative skills. Strong candidates would...

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CALL ON MICHELLE BACHELET TO BREAK HER SILENCE ON TIBET! NEW YORK, May 23rd—Yesterday, more than 50 Tibetans and human rights activists gathered in front of the United Nations to protest High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s visit to China. As...

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The burning death in Sichuan is the 160th known self-immolation in Tibetan regions since 2009. An 81-year-old Tibetan man has died after a self-immolation protest over Chinese rule, setting himself on fire last week at a police station in front of a...

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Students for a Free Tibet would like to wish a Ramadan Mubarak to all of our allies celebrating around the world. During this joyous time of year, we especially hold our Muslim friends from the Uyghur and Rohingya communities in our hearts....

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The fate and motivation of the man, identified as Tsering Samdup, remain unknown. A Tibetan man set himself on fire near a police station in a Tibetan region of northwestern China’s Qinghai province and was immediately taken away by authorities with no...

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Tsewang Norbu, a popular 25-year-old contemporary Tibetan singer who reportedly self immolated in late February, has passed away, a reliable source has confirmed. According to reports by exile media, Tsewang Norbu self immolated on 25 February 2022 in front of the Potala...

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