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, the undersigned 35* groups and organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights, condemn the arrests of over 50 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong. The arrests symbolize the ongoing weaponization of law to undermine the democratic aspirations and rights of Hong...

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A personal essay written by Nyima Lhamo, former Tibetan Political Prisoner: I was 12-years-old the last time I saw my uncle, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, alive and well. The next time I saw him, in July 2015, his soul had already left this...

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TPSA WILL BECOME US LAW WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS BILL NEW YORK, December 22nd—Yesterday, US Congress approved a $900 billion pandemic relief package, which contained all of the language from the Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA). TPSA unanimously passed the House...

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A coalition of more than 150 activist groups have penned a letter to Apple urging it to address human rights concerns and to stop "suppressing" criticisms of its current actions. The group alleges that Apple has failed to adopt the human rights...

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With just over a year to go until the 2022 Winter Olympics, the clock is ticking for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure it does not repeat the same mistake it made in 2008 by effectively endorsing China’s failure to improve...

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Today a cross-movement coalition, representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, and Chinese Democracy groups, were invited to their first meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) representatives since 2002. [1][2] Activists joined to discuss the ongoing serious human rights violations facing those living under Chinese...

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