Free Tibet and Tibet Society have merged.
We’re excited to announce that Free Tibet and the world’s oldest pro-Tibet group, the Tibet Society have completed a merger in a move which will see both organisations combine their strengths in support of the Tibetan cause.
The merger has been welcomed by the Tibetan community, activists and supporters from across the global Tibet movement. The consolidated position of Free Tibet and Tibet Society together will no doubt strengthen not just the organisations but the Tibet movement as a whole in the UK.
We will draw on the vast knowledge, expertise and experience of Free Tibet’s campaign work & Tibet Society’s history of advocacy to raise the issue of Tibet in parliament and to effect meaningful policy change in the UK. Together we will be a stronger, more effective advocate for Tibet – in parliament, at the United Nations and in the streets.
Free Tibet Chair, Daniel Russell said: “We all stand with the Tibetan people in their desire for freedom and the exercise of their right to determine their own future. By combining the Tibet Society with Free Tibet, and our partner organisation Tibet Watch, we create a strong platform to keep Tibet on the public's agenda.”
We’ve been working increasingly closely in recent years, including the campaign victory that forced Liverpool Football Club to scrap its sponsorship deal with Tibet Water, a Chinese company exploiting Tibet’s water resources, in 2018. In 2019 we again worked together to stop Google launching a censored search engine in China.
Sam Walton, Free Tibet’s Chief Executive added: “Uniting our supporters and resources means powerful new campaigning opportunities can happen. I’m genuinely excited about what we can achieve together.”