XINJIANG / EAST TURKESTAN (CHINA) 2019
Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights
Uyghur Human Rights Project
To raise awareness of and advocate for Uyghur human rights. The organization will research, document, and provide independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting Uyghurs in China, and abroad. It will also conduct outreach to Chinese citizens, collaborate with other civil society organizations in an effort to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Xinjiang/East Turkistan, and engage in national and international advocacy.
Advocating for Uyghur Human Rights through Artistic Interaction
To raise awareness of the Uyghur human rights crisis in the international community, and to provide Uyghur and human rights advocacy groups with a new tool to engage policymakers. The project will produce an immersive and interactive examination of China’s repressive policies toward the Uyghur people that will educate and mobilize supporters and help strengthen the outreach and advocacy efforts of Uyghur and human rights organizations.
Defending and Advocating for Uyghur Human Rights
World Uyghur Congress
To raise awareness of and support for Uyghur human rights. The organization will: conduct international and regional advocacy on Uyghur issues; organize advocacy and capacity training for Uyghur youth; monitor, document, and highlight ongoing human rights abuses in East Turkistan; convene an international conference on concentration camps; and provide support and coordination for the Uyghur diaspora.
Documenting Human Rights Violations in East Turkistan
To document and make publicly available meaningful analysis of human rights violations in East Turkistan to uphold justice and accountability. The organization will expand and maintain a database of the ongoing enforced disappearance and detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in internment camps by collecting information through online and offline methods, publish two interim reports and an annual report analyzing trends and patterns of abuses, and disseminate the reports to serve as a resource for international advocacy.
Empowering Women and Youth for Advocacy and Civic Participation
To empower women and youth from the Uyghur diaspora to participate in advocacy to protect human rights. The organization will train Uyghur women and youth in advocacy skills and civic participation and foster greater engagement through advocacy campaigns and collaboration with other organizations. The organization will also increase awareness about the Uyghur crisis among a wider international audience through outreach efforts.
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