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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Latest Updates

We welcome the announcement today by President Joe Biden that the United States government will boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and we call on all like-minded governments to do the same or risk endorsing China’s gross human rights abuses. President Biden...

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CROSS-MOVEMENT RALLY FOLLOWS CONTINUOUS VIGIL OF YOUTH ACTIVISTS OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC, November 14th—Today, around 100 people gathered outside the White House to call on President Biden to prioritize human rights at his upcoming virtual summit with Xi Jinping. With less...

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AHEAD BIDEN-XI SUMMIT, ACTIVISTS CALL ON BIDEN TO SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS HAPPENING NOW: WASHINGTON, DC—Today at 2:30pm EST, Tibetan, Hongkonger, and Uyghur youth activists began a continuous vigil at Lafayette Square outside the White House ahead of President Biden’s virtual summit...

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NEW YORK CITY, October 20th—Today at 12:59PM EST, Enes Kanter, an NBA player with the Boston Celtics, tweeted a powerful video statement in support of the Tibetan people and their struggle for human rights and freedom from Chinese rule. In a two...

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Pyrgos, 20 October — The three Tibetan-rights activists who disrupted the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony on Tuesday have just been released from police detention following their appearance in court today. Chemi Lhamo (Tibetan-Canadian), Jason Leith (United Kingdom) of London-based campaign organization Free Tibet,...

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TIBETAN ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR SECOND TIME AFTER LEAVING THE PRESS CONFERENCE ATHENS, 19 October — Just hours before the Olympic Torch handover at the Acropolis, rights groups - International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, and Students for a Free Tibet - held...

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