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
Global Coalition Calls on Companies Not to Dump Forced Labour-Made Goods in Non-US Markets
UHRP Urges Robust Enforcement of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Civil Society Calls for Urgent Measures to Protect Uyghurs at Risk of Refoulement
Coalition Calls on Construction Industry to Cut Ties to Uyghur Forced Labour, Given Explosive New Evidence
Norway’s Approach to Human Rights in China: A Conversation with Activists & Stakeholders
Watch the UHRP co-sponsored event examining the role of Norway in the Uyghur crisis.