Who are the Uyghurs?
The Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic group native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. They primarily follow Islam and speak the Uyghur language, a Turkic language. The Uyghurs have a distinct cultural and historical background, with influences from Central Asian, Persian, and Chinese civilizations.
Today, there are approximately 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim and Turkic people in detention and forced labor camps in Xinjiang, China. They are under nearly 24-hour-a-day surveillance. They are subjected to forced sterilization, organ harvesting, and labor. This has been described as the biggest internment of an ethnic and religious group since the Holocaust.
Yet major corporations continue to profit from China’s state-sponsored system of forced labor.
The only way for these companies to ensure that they are not profiting from Uyghur forced labor is by cutting all ties with the region and companies that are benefiting from these crimes against humanity.
Tell companies to sign the Brand Commitment to Exit the Uyghur Region now!
How can I help the Uyghurs?
We have a number of actions such as letter-writing campaigns and petitions you can sign.
The Uyghur Policy Act
The Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act
Tell Shein: Stop using slave labor!
Tell VW: Genocide is still a bad look
“Eight things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide,” Uyghur Human Rights Project
End #ForcedLabourFashion Now – campaign website
“Uyghur Forced Labor Database,” – a new resource from Jewish World Watch that details how global companies are complicit in forced labor