Elie Weisel Foundation Awards Grant to Nonprofit Trio to “Restore the Rights and Dignity of the Uyghur Population”
July 10, 2023 | Jewish World Watch | By Serena Oberstein
JWW is joined by World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) as recipients of this year’s Activist Portfolio Grantees, selected based on their advocacy of and for the Uyghur community, at least 1.8 million of whom have been separated from their families and forced into “re-education camps” since 2017 in northwest China or East Turkestan.
“The opportunity to work alongside our valued allies at the Eli Wiesel Foundation and in collaboration with Jewish World Watch and World Uyghur Congress is of enormous value,” said Omer Kanat, Executive Director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project. “The conference in December will be a chance to demonstrate a commitment to upholding the vow of ‘never again’ in solidarity, and to call for further action to stop the ongoing genocide.”