Take Action On Human Rights Day
Learn about our past Human Rights Day events worldwide, and how you can get involved in future commemoration events and organize your own.
Tibetans and their supporters worldwide commemorated Human Rights Day by holding global solidarity rallies, protest, and vigils to call on the world leaders to team up to save Tibetan lives. People worldwide recorded 1-min video messages to their President or Prime Minister asking him or her to team up with other world leaders and act for Tibet. In light of the unprecedented 28 self-immolation protests in November 2012 alone, SFT joined other Tibet advocacy groups to urge Nobel Peace Prize winners to begin coordinated government action for Tibet.
Tibetans and supporters rallied to say Enough! Global Intervention Now to Save Tibetan Lives and held a protest for the Tibetans who had self-immolated in 2011.
Tibetans and their supporters worldwide joined Chinese democracy advocates and human rights groups to celebrate the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo on Human Rights Day. Liu Xiaobo is currently serving an 11-year sentence on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” for his part in writing and promoting ‘Charter 08,’ which calls for legal reforms, democracy, and protection of human rights in China. Xiaobo is a long-time supporter of the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination.
On Human Rights Day, we also profiled the cases of three Tibetan Heroes – Dhondup Wangchen, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, and Runggye Adak – all jailed by China for demanding human rights for Tibetans and for bravely expressing their opposition to Chinese policies in Tibet. These individuals have selflessly risked their own freedom to advocate for the human rights of others. Now it is our responsibility to use our freedom to speak out for their human rights.