Uyghur American Association (UAA)
The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region press release – 180+ Orgs Demand Apparel Brands End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour (1)
23 Jul: End Uyghur Forced Labour

** EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 HKT/5:01 BST/00:01 ET ON 23 JULY 2020** 180+ Orgs Demand Apparel Brands End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. [Visit the…

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27 Jun: Statement on the US President’s Signing of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act (S.3744)

The Uyghur American Association thanks President Donald Trump for signing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (S.3744) into law today. We are grateful to the President and members of Congress—and their tireless staff—who have been indefatigable defenders of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic values in East Turkistan. The United States is, and has always been, a champion for human rights throughout the world. In times of peace and in times of peril, the United States has protected society’s most vulnerable…

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18 Jun: Statement on recognizing June 17th as Uyghur American Friendship Day

On June 17th, 2020, United States President Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (S.3744) into law. The Uyghur community will forever remember June 17th as the day when, for the first time in history, a nation passed a law that addresses the ongoing, unspeakable human rights crisis in East Turkistan. To commemorate this unprecedented action, we propose recognition of June 17th as Uyghur American Friendship Day. On Uyghur American Friendship Day, we thank the American people for…