Forced Labour Fashion: How the Uyghur Crisis Taints our Clothes
December 2, 2020
12 PM EST/ 6 PM CET
A special panel discussion on one of the most serious modern slavery crises of our time will mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on December 2.
Hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Turkic and Muslim people in China are trapped in a system of ‘re-education’ as part of the biggest detention of an ethno-religious group since World War II.
The event will focus in particular on how this crisis links to the global fashion industry, which sources vast quantities of yarn and cotton produced through what are essentially state-sponsored forced labor programs.
Jewher Ilham, Program Associate at the Worker Rights Consortium and daughter of imprisoned Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti
Rahima Mahmut, UK project director at our partner organization World Uyghur Congress
Raphaël Glucksmann MEP, journalist, director, and a prominent voice on the Uyghur crisis in the European Parliament
Chloe Cranston, Business and Human Rights Manager at our partner organization Anti-Slavery International
Beijing 2022 Olympics stakeholders must uphold human rights standards
UHRP welcomes Senate legislation to support safe haven for Uyghurs abroad
UHRP applauds FCC Commissioner’s call for stronger response to CCP’s Uyghur genocide
Civil society groups welcome action by UN human rights experts to address forced labour in Uyghur region
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On March 2, 2021, the Uyghur Human Rights Project discussed its report, “The Government Never Oppresses Us": China’s proof-of-life videos as intimidation and a violation of Uyghur family unity.