Uyghurs

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Religious freedom: A U.S. founding principle

Discover the latest status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories from the State Department's 2021 report.
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Making fashion free of forced labor

Designers, advocates and others are among those working to keep fashion free of forced labor. Learn about their efforts and what you can do.
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Uyghurs abroad suffer ‘collective grief’

Many Uyghurs who live outside the People's Republic of China struggle with not knowing the fate of their loved ones in China.
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Uyghurs abroad search for their missing relatives

Uyghurs outside China are advocating for the freedom of relatives detained by the government of the People's Republic of China.
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Uyghur authors detail abuses in their homeland

Two Uyghur women are publishing accounts of their experiences in camps in the People's Republic of China. Learn their stories.
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Uyghurs confront crisis through art

Facing persecution in their homeland, Uyghurs are expressing themselves through art and poetry. Learn more about Uyghur art.
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New U.S. law to combat forced labor in Xinjiang

The U.S. is strengthening efforts to deter the People's Republic of China's use of forced labor in Xinjiang. Learn about these new steps.
Mukaddas Mijit with flower wreath on her head standing in front of sunny field and mountains (Courtesy of Mukaddas Mijit)

Beyond the crisis: A podcast highlights Uyghur culture

Through her podcast "WEghur Stories," Mukaddas Mijit is shining a light on the culture of a people who are often portrayed as victims
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Standing firm against political detention

The U.S. works to free political prisoners around the world. Learn about several of those who have been unjustly detained.