The Uyghurs deserve better!
It’s time to call out Volkswagen for its use of slave labor in Xinjiang, China. There is no reason any company should use forced labor in 2023. TVW is holding its annual shareholders’ meeting on May 10 in Berlin, Germany and we are planning a week of action to call them out for using slave labor.
In a shocking new report, Driving Force; Automotive Supply Chains and Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region, Sheffield Hallam University exposed the global auto industry’s complicity in the exploitation of millions of Uyghurs in China. Car tires, windows, the frame, axles, interiors, electronics, and even the hood decal are all made by Uyghur forced labor.
VW was the first car company to open a plant in the Uyghur region of China and “by far the most significant auto manufacturer in the region.” It is the largest car manufacturer on the planet. If it stops using Uyghur forced labor, other companies will take note and follow suit.
- Share these petitions with social media networks & everyone!
- World Uyghur Congress petition
- No Business with Genocide petition
- Eko (formerly SumOfUS) petition
- Freedom United petition
- The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a panel discussion in Berlin
- Please share videos advocating for the Uyghurs. We put a sample script here.
- Please tweet about this all day!
- The WUC is leading a protest in Berlin on Wednesday
- The WUC is asking questions at the annual shareholders’ meeting.
May 11th & 12th
We will update this page with articles, new post ideas from the meeting, and other shareable information. Check back! Email us with questions!
Your actions make the difference. Thank you for your support.
Alyson Chadwick, Digital Campaigns Strategist, & Simon Billenness, Director
No Business with Genocide
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For More Information
- Driving Force report: “Automotive Supply Chains and Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region”
- Senate Finance Committee Chair Wyden Questions Major Automakers About Supply Chain Links to Forced Labor in Xinjiang, China
- U.S. Department of Labor report on the Uyghurs
- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol report: “Implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: A Challenge Worth the Effort
- U.S. State Department Uyghur determination
- “Eight things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide,” Uyghur Human Rights Project
- End #ForcedLabourFashion Now – campaign website