Hong Kong Free Press, 7 February 2019
About 50 people gathered Tuesday outside the US Mission to the UN in New York to draw attention to the fate of China’s Uighur minority, and urge action from the United States.Read More →
At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland on November 6, 2018. Protesters will meet outside Palais Wilson at 09:00, will march at 10:00 to the Broken Chair where a static demonstration will be held from 11:00-13:00 including speeches from civil society and other leaders.
World Uyghur Congress, 20 March 2018
The World Uyghur Congress held a round table discussion on March 16, Uyghur Linguistic Rights Under Assault: Uyghur Language & Cultural Rights In East Turkestan, under the co-sponsorship of the Norwegian Uyghur Committee and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.Read More →
World Uyghur Congress, 13 March 2018
Considering the deplorable situation in terms of Uyghur language rights and the recent ban on its use in education in Hotan prefecture in 2017, the World Uyghur Congress under the co-sponsorship of the Norwegian Uyghur Committee and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy will hold a conference at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, on March 16th from 10:00-13:00.
The conference, Uyghur Linguistic Rights Under Assault: Uyghur Language & Cultural Rights In East Turkestan, will focus on the current situation faced by Uyghurs and the use of their mother tongue. For the past two decades, the Uyghur language has been under assault from the Chinese government as part of a larger cultural assimilationist project, ostensibly aimed at a supporting a robust system of ‘bilingual education’.Read More →