Press Release: Historic Joint Protest in Geneva Ahead of UN Visit to China

Press Release – For Immediate Release
10 May, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On May 13th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), together with over 20 Uyghur, Tibetan and international human rights organisations, will hold a joint protest in Geneva, Switzerland. The participants will call upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to release without further delay her report on the situation in East Turkistan and consult camps survivors, Uyghur groups, Tibetan and Hong Kong groups in the diaspora ahead of her planned visit to China.

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Event Announcement: Targeted Oppression of Women in China’s Genocide in East Turkistan

Event Announcement: Targeted Oppression of Women in China’s Genocide in East Turkistan

March 3, 2022

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, join the World Uyghur Congress Women’s Committee and the Uyghur Human Rights Project for two discussions highlighting ongoing atrocities against Uyghur and other Turkic women in East Turkistan: 

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Application – Capacity Building Training Seminar for Uyghur Youth Activists

The WUC is inviting Uyghur youth activists to participate in an upcoming capacity building training from March 25-27, 2022 in Bursa, Turkey. If you would like to take part, please submit your details in the Application Form below for review. This workshop will be held in a hybrid format to include participants who are not able to travel for financial or pandemic reasons. 

Conducting strategic advocacy in international spaces through effective grassroots campaigning, coalition building and engagement with media have played an important role in advancing Uyghur rights on the global stage.

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS TO HOLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND 7TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, FROM NOVEMBER 12-14

Press Release- For immediate release
08 November, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

As international pressure mounts on China to end its incarceration and mistreatment of millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will gather in Prague, Czech Republic, from November 12-14, 2021 for the world’s largest meeting of Uyghurs in the diaspora.

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Press Release: The WUC Commemorates More than 70 Years of Oppression On the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release- For immediate release
30 September, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the 1st of October, on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates this as a day signifying more than 70 years of oppression. For the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, for Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, and others as well, the establishment of the PRC set the stage for the gradual erosion of their rights and freedoms. To commemorate these events and to demand an end to China’s atrocious human rights crimes, the WUC is (co-)organizing protests in various cities in Europe (more details below).

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PRESS RELEASE: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS TO CONVENE ITS 7TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Press Release – For immediate release
23 August 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will convene its 7th General Assembly, from November 12-14, 2021, in Prague, Czech Republic. This decision was reached by the WUC Executive Committee, together with its affiliate organisations, during meetings in the second week of July. Every three years, a general election is held to elect new WUC representatives, including its President. Initially, the 7th General Assembly was scheduled for November 2020, but it was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: WUC DELEGATES FROM 25 COUNTRIES TO BE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED

Announcement – For Immediate Release
19 August 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The 6th World Uyghur Congress General Assembly, held on 10-12 November, 2017.

This Sunday, the 22nd of August, Uyghur communities in 25 countries worldwide will hold democratic elections to appoint their delegates to the World Uyghur Congress’ (WUC) 7th General Assembly. This forms part of the three-yearly general elections during which new WUC representatives are chosen, including its board members and President.

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