Stand up for Tibet

World Leaders: Unite for Tibet

Since March 2009, more than 129 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China's occupation and to demand freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Sangay Dolma was one of them, she was the youngest to self-immolate at the age of 17. She had left a note celebrating the return of the Dalai Lama along with a photograph on which she had written:

"For the benefit for the people of the land of snow, beloved sons and daughters of the land of snow, do not forget you are brave Tibetans of the land of snow."

sangay dolma "He has returned."
Look up, fellow Tibetans,
look at the blue twilight above,
Like a heavenly tent of white mountain,
My lama has returned.

Look up, fellow Tibetans,
look at the summit of the snow mountains,
The white snow lion has returned,
My snow lion has returned.

Look up, fellow Tibetans,
look at the lush dense forest also.
At the beauty of turquoise grassland.
My tiger has returned.

Look up, Tibetans,
look at the snow mountains.
The snowland’s era has begun.
And Tibet is free and independent.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
when he lived far away,
he travelled around the world,
praying for the end of suffering of the red faced* Tibetans,
and released us from darkness,

At a time when Panchen Lama
is in prison,
He looks out from his prison cell,
prays for “the dawn of peace and happiness
in my land of snow."
Translated note of Sangay Dolma, courtesy of TCHRD.org

TAKE ACTION

We know Chinese authorities will only back down from their vicious campaign of violence in Tibet when they see a direct diplomatic cost for their actions. Watch the video below and learn how world leaders can make China accountable for their atrocities in Tibet.

Step 1. Share the video on social media and educate your community about multilateral action for Tibet. Its not only the smart way to go but its right thing to do!
Step 2. Sign and share the petition to your leaders to join like minded governments to develop long term solutions for Tibet.
Step 3. Renew your commitment to Tibet by adding your name to the Stand up for Tibet pledge.

Together we are bringing victories to the lives of the Tibetan people who desire to live in freedom.

Last October, thanks to your support, we ensured that China was called out on its atrocities in Tibet during a high profile UN review process called the 'Universal Periodic Review.' We successfully engaged 13 countries – including Australia, Japan, Canada, the UK, Germany, and the USA – to make strong human rights recommendations that sent a clear message to Beijing that Tibet is a priority for world leaders. This was over double the number of countries that spoke out during China's 2009 review.

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At least 129 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.

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What else can i do?:

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.

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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.

RESOURCES:

1. Placards:
RUDD: Team Up with World Leaders to Save Tibetan Lives
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

2. Banners:
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.

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More information:
Read a new report co-authored by SFT in coalition with Tibet Support Groups: G20: Unite 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