About Free Tibet

Our Vision

Our vision is a free Tibet in which Tibetans are able to determine their own future and the human rights of all are respected.

We campaign for an end to China's occupation of Tibet and for international recognition of Tibetans' right to freedom.

We mobilise active support for the Tibetan cause, champion human rights and challenge those whose actions sustain the occupation.

We are entirely funded by our supporters across the world. You can join us here.

 

Who We are

Free Tibet started life in 1987, when we were named Tibet Support Group UK. We renamed ourselves Free Tibet Campaign in 1996 and made one further name change in 2008, becoming Free Tibet.

In 2020 we merged with Tibet Society. Tibet Society was founded in 1959, within weeks of the flight of the Dalai Lama from Tibet following the uprising against China’s occupation.

We are a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We are independent of all governments (including the Central Tibetan Administration) and funded entirely by our supporters from all over the world. 

Find our office and media contact details here and current vacancies here.

What we do

Sharing accurate information

We are at the forefront of breaking news from inside Tibet. We work closely with our research partner Tibet Watch to securely obtain and verify the latest news, which we share through our website, social media and worldwide media. We are a trusted and accurate source of information and we are regularly featured in media stories across the world.

Challenging China

China uses its economic weight to silence discussion of Tibet on the world stage and propaganda to prevent individuals from learning the truth. We counter this by pressuring world leaders and exposing the reality about Tibet, driving international support for Tibetans’ tireless and peaceful struggle for freedom.

Lobbying and campaigning

We lobby political leaders to do more for Tibet and we provide evidence of torture and other human rights abuse in Tibet to the United Nations. We pressure Chinese leaders on their policies in Tibet and on individual Tibetan political prisoners. We run targeted campaigns which challenge corporations seeking to profit from the occupation.

Growing support for Tibet

We have an active and growing supporter base who help us to pressure our campaign targets and to share information about Tibet.

 

The Tibetan people seek justice and freedom and their peaceful resistance deserves our support. Will you join us?

 

Timeline of key activities

See below for some of the highlights of our campaigning work over the last thirty years.

  • Free Tibet at Google London
    Free Tibet staff and supporters contending Project Dragonfly at London's Google office, 2019

    Free Tibet staff and supporters contending Project Dragonfly at London's Google office, 2019

  • Panchen Lama vigil
    Free Tibet staff and supporters commemorate the Panchen Lama's 30th birthday, 2019

    Free Tibet staff and supporters commemorate the Panchen Lama's 30th birthday, 2019

  • Some of Free Tibet's staff at the London Climate Strike, February 2020

  • Free Tibet's staff join the Uyghur solidarity protest in London in 2020

  • A Free Tibet stand at Womad in 2015

  • Free Tibet joined the 10 March protest in 2020 to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

  • Our Fundraiser Josey at a protest during the Chinese president's UK State Visit

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