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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Latest Updates

WASHINGTON DC, July 27th—Today, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on the Corporate Sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The Commission invited the U.S.-based companies who sponsor the Olympics to this hearing to address how they will “manage the...

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***Tibetan version below WASHINGTON DC, July 8th — Students for a Free Tibet, Hong Kong Watch, and Campaign for Uyghurs have been awarded the World Movement for Democracy’s Democracy Courage Tribute. This award honors activists working to build solidarity and resilience against...

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June has been a whirlwind of a month for SFT: protests, meetings, new interns, and more! As committed allies to the Tibetan Freedom Movement, thank you for supporting our work and enabling us to have such a fruitful month. Here are some of our...

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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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