Stand up for Tibet
Since March 2009, more than 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China's occupation and to demand freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. The human rights crisis in Tibet has prompted governments to respond and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay has urged China to address “deep-rooted frustrations with human rights in Tibetan areas”. Now, we need action! A stronger coordinated policy approach by likeminded governments will help resolve the crisis in Tibet and end Tibetan suffering.
Your participation makes a difference! If people around the world join together, we can unite our governments for Tibet.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN: KEEP CHINA OFF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
China doesn't deserve a seat on the Human Rights - its security forces shoot unarmed Tibetans, and its policies have resulted in more than 120 Tibetans setting light to themselves. Recently, China's top official in Tibet vowed to stamp out the voice of the Dalai Lama. In October former President Hu Jintao was indicted by a Spanish Court to answer charges of genocide.
1. Sign & Share the 1 million signature AVAAZ petition. We will deliver your 1 million signature petition to UN Missions and Foreign Ministries ahead of China's Human Rights Council vote.
3. If you are in the US, sign the letter to Secretary Kerry urging US to vote "NO" to China
China's defensive and untruthful responses on Tibet in its Universal Periodic Review demonstrates it is totally unwilling to address its failed policies in Tibet. China is eroding the integrity of the HRC, whose members are expected to "uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights” (UN Resolution 60/251). Unless China commits to lasting change in Tibet NOW, it should not be re-elected to the Human RightsCouncil.
With your help we can convince our governments to Vote No to China on Rights Council on November 12 and ensure that the Chinese government's deplorable actions in Tibet are an obstacle to its success. Governments voting No to China will show the Chinese government that the world will not turn its back on the Tibetan people and ensure that there is a direct diplomatic cost for its atrocities in Tibet.
In October, SFT joined other Tibet groups in submitting a report highlighting concerns to be addressed during China's UN review: UPR 2013: Summary, Recommendations & Questions. Click here for more on our UPR action.
Further Actions You can take:
On July 20, 2013, an 18-year old monk named Kunchok Sonam lit himself on fire in Tibet to protest China's military occupation. At least 120 Tibetans have taken this drastic form of protest for freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. The worsening crisis in Tibet demands coordinated action from the world's most influential leaders.
It is time our world leaders directly address the Tibet crisis with China's President Xi Jinping and to join together in a coordinated approach to finding a solution for Tibet. If enough of us speak out, we can secure stronger international support to end the crisis in Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people.
1. COLLECT PETITION SIGNATURES on campus or in your community calling on world leaders to unite for Tibet. Please fax or mail the signatures to your Head of State or Foreign Minister/Secretary of Sate.
2. MAKE A VIDEO calling on world leaders to unite to end the crisis in Tibet. Students for a Free Tibet India and Students for a Free TIbet France are promoting creative videos to highlight the urgent need for multilateral action for Tibet.
3. PLEDGE TO STAND UP FOR TIBET and add your voice to the over 66,000 people worldwide who are standing up to end the crisis in Tibet.
4. MAKE A DONATION and help SFT's Unite for Tibet campaign to secure strong international action by world leaders to help end the suffering of the Tibetan people.
ROUSSEFF: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
HOLLANDE: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
SINGH: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
HARPER: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
CAMERON: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
OBAMA: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Live
For other world leaders poster template, please contact Pema@studentsforafreetibet.org
World Leaders: Unite for Tibet
3. Video explaining the urgent need for action:
SPOTLIGHT on G20 Action:
As leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations met from September 5-6 in St. Petersburg, Russia, SFT members from Brazil to India, Australia to Germany and around the world were in the streets demanding stronger coordinated government action for Tibet.
SFT's Press Release: Unite for Tibet: Campaigners urge G20 leaders to jointly tackle the crisis in Tibet as Xi Jinping attends his first major multilateral summit