XINJIANG / EAST TURKESTAN (CHINA) 2020

Advocacy and Outreach for Uyghur Human Rights

Uyghur Human Rights Project

$300,000

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 to raise awareness about the ongoing human rights crisis in East Turkistan, and engage in international advocacy. 

Advocating for Uyghur Human Rights through Artistic Interaction

Human Rights

$55,000

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 and other relevant members of the international community. 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

Human Rights

Supplement$44,998

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/Xinjiang; convene an inter-ethnic and inter-faith conference; and provide support and coordination for the Uyghur diaspora. Additionally, the organization will assess the viability of organizing a formal and public legal inquiry into the ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghur people committed by the Chinese government.

Defending and Advocating for Uyghur Human Rights

World Uyghur Congress

$400,000

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 inter-ethnic and inter-faith conference; and provide support and coordination for the Uyghur diaspora.  

Documenting Human Rights Violations in East Turkistan

Human Rights

$147,000

To document and make 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 an interim report and an annual report analyzing trends and patterns of abuses, and disseminate the reports to serve as resources for international advocacy.

Documentation and Research for Human Rights Advocacy

Uyghur Refugee Relief Fund

$130,000

To research, document, and analyze China’s influence operations leveraged against Uyghurs in the diaspora and in East Turkistan. The organization will expand a digital database of human rights abuses, and produce a report analyzing and identifying Beijing’s policies targeting Uyghurs in and out of China; both the report and the database will support advocacy efforts by the organization and the Uyghur diaspora. 

Empowering Women and Youth for Advocacy and Civic Participation

Campaign for Uyghurs Incorporated

$170,000

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 local, non-Uyghur communities and grassroots organizations through outreach by the newly-trained women and youth activists.