UNPO Alternative Report for CEDAW Documents Systematic Discrimination Endured by Uyghur and Tibetan Women in China

UNPO, October 27 2014

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UNPO – Earlier this month, UNPO submitted its Alternative Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the occasion of its 59th Session, documenting the violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women by the Chinese Government. The report discusses the systematic ethnic and religious discrimination endured by Uyghur and Tibetan women in particular. According to UNPO, the human rights situation of minority women in China remains of high concern on all levels: political, civic, social, economic and cultural.

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Announcement: UN Training Seminar for Uyghur Youth to be Held in Geneva, Switzerland

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Press Release – For immediate release
14 October 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in association with Geneva for Human Rights has organized a two-day intensive workshop in Geneva, Switzerland (November 24-25) for members of the Uyghur diaspora to strengthen understanding of the UN system and to build the capacity of Uyghur youth leaders to educate local stakeholders on issues relating to human rights and democracy promotion.

The course (United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities for Uyghur People) will look to provide a comprehensive overview of the UN human rights system and its specific mechanisms while ensuring that the participants are equipped with the skills necessary to work as human rights defenders in the field. More specifically, the training will look to enhance the participants’ understanding of the Human Rights Council generally, along with other mechanisms such as UN Special Procedures, treaty bodies, minority and indigenous peoples’ rights, the Minority Forum as well as strategy on making effective use of UN mechanisms. Such theoretical knowledge of the UN system is invaluable, however, practical experience will also be gained through the opportunity to attend the UN Forum on Minority Issues on November 26.

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Uyghurs Stage International Demonstrations over Human Rights Abuses

World Uyghur Congress, 1 October 2014

WUC — A demonstration organized by the World Uyghur Congress alongside the East Turkestan Union in Europe was staged yesterday, October 1st, opposite the Chinese Consulate in Munich, Germany to protest the continued human rights violations by the Chinese government in East Turkestan.

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Uyghur Organizations Set to Stage Demonstrations on National Day of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org 
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the 59th anniversary of the creation of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), on October 1st, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and other international organizations representing the Uyghur cause will stage demonstrations to protest the continued human rights abuses in East Turkestan.

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Uyghur Exiles and Supporters Worldwide to Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Urumqi Tragedy

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On July 5, 2014, and in the days surrounding July 5, Uyghurs in exile and their supporters around the globe will stage demonstrations and other actions to commemorate the five-year anniversary of one of the most tragic days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan. These demonstrations ensure the world is reminded of the continued plight of the Uyghur people. 

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UNPO Calls For Support Against Coercive Geopolitical Puppeteering

UNPO, 30 June 2014

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UNPO — With the aim of providing a better understanding of the complexities that shape the lives of nations and ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in various geopolitical hotspots, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen – Bayern (the German Green Party in Bavaria), in collaboration with UNPO and the World Uyghur Congress, and with the participation of the International Campaign for Tibet, organized a conference on 27 June 2014 at the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich, Germany.

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Are Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Just Pawns on the Geopolitical Chessboard?

UNPO, 13 June 2014

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Brussels The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization will convene a conference entitled ‘Are Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Just Pawns on the Geopolitical Chessboard?’ at the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich, Germany on 27 June 2014 in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress and the International Campaign for Tibet.

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World Uyghur Congress Conference Unveils China’s Silenced Crimes Through Dialogue

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 25 April 2014

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UNPO – From 13 to 16 April 2014, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), convened a conference entitled ‘The Silenced Crimes Against Humanity: Enforced Disappearances, Arbitrary Arrests and Extra-Judicial Killings of Uyghurs in China’ in Munich, Germany.

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