Tibet is ranked the second most repressed place on earth, behind only Syria.
But how much news have you seen on Tibet? How many statements have you heard from our leaders? Today there actually are more foreign journalists in North Korea than in Tibet.
Since China's occupation of Tibet in 1951, the world has seen little of what is really happening inside Tibet, as China has turned a once independent country into a huge open-air prison. Tibetans are locked inside Tibet while the rest of the world is locked out.
Chinese politicians and journalists can visit Australia freely, but Australian politicians, journalists and members of Australia’s Tibetan community are prohibited from setting foot in Tibet.
Having shut Tibet off from the rest of the world, China carries out its human rights abuses on Tibetans with impunity.
You can help
The Australia Tibet Council (ATC) campaigns for an end to China’s occupation of Tibet. They work towards a free Tibet, in which Tibetans can determine their political future and their rights and freedoms are fully recognised and protected.
ATC is calling on the Australian parliament to secure unrestricted access to Tibet. Having access to Tibet means being able to expose the full extent of China’s human rights abuses and hear the real voices of the Tibetans. With your help, ATC can continue to speak up, mobilise support and pressure China to open up Tibet to the world.
That's why EthicalJobs.com.au has committed to match, dollar for dollar, any donation made to the Australia Tibet Council through Chuffed until 31 January, up to a total of $25,000!
Recent events in Hong Kong mean that the world is watching China closely. Closer to home, China’s interference in our politics and education system means Australia is waking up to the threat the Chinese government poses.
With your help, ATC can:
Educate the Australian public and the international community about the real situation in Tibet and the threats to Tibetan culture, way of life and the environment under China’s rule.
Lobby the Australian Parliament and Government to stand up for Tibet and make human rights an important part of our relationship with China. In particular, work on an Australian legislation to secure access to Tibet and end the isolation of Tibetans from the rest of the world.
Amplify Tibetan voices and ensure their aspirations for freedom and justice are heard by the international community.
Undertake targeted campaigns to challenge China’s influence in Australia and those whose actions sustain China’s occupation of Tibet.
All donations up to $25,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar by EthicalJobs.com.au!
Just click "Donate Now" at the top of the page, select an amount and follow the steps from there.
You can find out more about Australia Tibet Council's work at www.atc.org.au.