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We must protect the Uyghur culture.

The Uyghurs are the first nomadic Turkic people to transition into an urban lifestyle and have called northwest China home for over 4000 years. They are currently being eradicated from their native land, and their families are being torn apart by genocide.

Renouncing Beliefs

The ‘reeducation’ centres force detainees to pledge allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, renounce religious beliefs, discontinue the use of their mother language, and abandon their way of life.

Internment Camps

Hundreds of political indoctrination camps dot the region, holding an estimated 2 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in arbitrary detention to undergo ‘thought transformation.’

Crimes Against Humanity

The Chinese government has a campaign of mass internment, killings of Uyghur leaders, forcible sterilization, separating children from their families and destroying the Turkic Muslim group’s identity, including demolishing mosques and sacred sites.

Gang Rape

Every night, Uyghur women are systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured. They are being dragged from their cells and raped by masked men leaving their spirits broken and left with deep shame. Those who aren’t raped are responsible for stripping, handcuffing and cleaning up afterwards.

Forced Sterilization

The CCP ruthlessly subjects Uyghur women to pregnancy checks and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands. If you already have more than two children, you are fined and only given days to pay. A failure to comply will have you ripped away from your family and sent to a detention camp.

Organ Harvesting

They force Uyghurs to take blood tests and organ examinations such as ultrasounds and x-rays. The results of these tests become registered in a database of living organ sources. These hearts, kidneys, livers, corneas and livers are being removed and sold to the highest bidder.

Kuzzat Altay

Leading the charge

Kuzzat Altay is on a mission to change the world

He stands for freedom, human rights and justice for all. He’s dedicated his life to making a difference and actively fighting against genocide and the oppression of his people and culture.

Where is my family?

The Uyghur People

Helping preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage—before it’s too late.

Uyghur Musician

Music & Dancing

The Muqam, a complex suite of twelve sections related to Uzbek and Tajik forms. These complex symphonies vary wildly between suites in the same Muqam, and are built on a seven-note scale. Instruments typically include dap (a frame drum), hammered dulcimers, fiddles and lutes; performers have some space for personal embellishments, especially in the percussion. However, there is much variation on the number and kind of instruments used in the performance of a Muqam.

Food & culture

Uyghur food is characterized by mutton, beef, camel (solely bactrian), chicken, goose, carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant, celery, various dairy foods and fruits. A Uyghur-style breakfast is tea with home-baked bread, smetana, olives, honey, raisins and almonds. Uyghurs like to treat guests with tea, nan and fruit before the main dishes are ready. Most Uyghur foods are eaten with chopsticks, a custom that was adopted from Han Chinese culture in the 19th century.

Uyghur Food
Uyghur Fashion

Language & Fashion

This pattern features Uyghur atlas (which is a form of ikat), a traditionally handwoven pattern on silk. Atlas is worn by Uyghur men and women and embodies their wisdom, civilization and history; a connection to their vibrant past and hope for a bright future.

Uyghur belongs to the Karluk branch of the Turkic language family, which also includes languages such as Uzbek. Like many other Turkic languages, Uyghur displays vowel harmony and agglutination, lacks noun classes or grammatical gender and is a left-branching language with subject–object–verb word order. More distinctly Uyghur processes include, especially in northern dialects, vowel reduction and umlauting. In addition to the influence of other Turkic languages, Uyghur has historically been influenced strongly by Arabic and Persian and more recently by Russian and Mandarin Chinese.