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

2023 was a massive year for SFT and the Tibetan Freedom Movement! Click here to read about some key campaign updates in our End of Year Newsletter. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping our international grassroots network of activists...

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AMPLIFY Tibetan heroes! Dhondup Wangchen was tortured for over seven years in Chinese prison for filming the documentary Leaving Fear Behind, ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His documentary interviewed 108 Tibetans inside of Tibet and captured the continued defiance of the...

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SFT’s Pema Doma was invited to the United States House of Representatives for a press conference to speak to Members of Congress and international media outlets about CCP violence against Tibetan youth activists during the 2023 APEC Summit in San Francisco. SFT...

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Share this infographic to amplify Dorje Tashi and Gonpo Kyi’s story of resistance!Just TODAY Gonpo Kyi was released from Chinese prisons after eight days of unjust imprisonment. Yet due to China’s media blackout in Tibet, updates on her health and treatment in...

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JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! Want to spend your summer taking action for Tibet? Want to gain valuable skills in grassroots mobilization, campaigns strategy, public speaking and more? Apply to be an SFT intern and take your activism to the next level! ▶...

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