PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

Press Release– For immediate release
29 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, a coalition of human rights groups representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese human rights defenders are launching a Global Day of Action.

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Groups Applaud Norway Oil Fund Divestment from Hikvision, Urge Further Action

Press Release– For immediate release
24 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress 
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The Norwegian Uyghur Committee, Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, welcome Government Pension Fund of Norway (Oil Fund) decision to divest from Chinese surveillance company, Hikvision Digital Technology, and urge global investors to review investments in entities responsible for gross rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls for EU to Address Uyghur Genocide During EU-China Summit

Press Release– For immediate release
14 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As leaders of the EU and the Chinese government meet today, Monday, September 14th, in a virtual meeting replacing the planned EU-China Summit, the WUC calls on the EU to make a strong and principled stand in light of China’s genocide against the Uyghur people and human rights violations against Tibetans, Mongolians, Hong Kongers and Han Chinese activists and lawyers. The EU must not conduct business as usual with a Chinese government complicit in genocide and other atrocities. The WUC urges the EU and EU member states to use this opportunity to take concrete action to end the Uyghur genocide and hold the Chinese government accountable.

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PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Cannot be Traded: Germany Must Raise Voice Against the Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For immediate release
28 August 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
[email protected]

On the occasion of the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Berlin on September 1st, the World Uyghur Congress is calling on the German government to use the opportunity to publicly raise the Uyghur crisis and hold China accountable for its genocide against Uyghurs.

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GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

Oct 1st, 2020: Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, Hong Kongers, Taiwanese, and Chinese are calling for a Global Day of Action against the Chinese Communist Party on the founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. After decades of our resistance to the CCP, the world has finally woken up and is confronting the truth. Now is the time to stand united against China and say enough is enough. The international community must reject the One China policy and the Chinese government’s model of surveillance, repression, and control. It’s time for free nations to stand with the peoples’ resistance and safeguard democracy and free society from Chinese imperialism.

Sign up below for your Group/Org to be represented on the ResistChina webpage for the October 1st 2020 Global Day of Action: https://resistchina.org/

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WUC Joins 180+ Organization to Demand Apparel Brands to End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour

Press Release– For immediate release
23 July 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. [Visit the Coalition End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region’s website here.] The groups have issued a call to action seeking brand commitments to cut all ties with suppliers implicated in forced labour and end all sourcing from the Uyghur Region, from cotton to finished garments, within twelve months. 

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Weekly brief: 22 May 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 22 May 2020

 

NEWS

WUC Holds a Week-Long Webinar in Uyghur Language

The WUC held a week-long webinar from May 15 – May 21, composed of seven different panels. This webinar aimed to provide the Uyghur audience with a high-quality virtual conference on different topics that might interest the Uyghur public, as well as give them a better understanding of today’s politics and its implications for the Uyghur movement.

Each session ended with a Q&A period. The seven sessions can be found on WUC YouTube channel.

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