End Uyghur Forced Labour in China Now

The Chinese government subjects Uyghurs to systematic forced labour.
Fashion brands are complicit.

Read the Call to Action

The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region

We are a coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions united to end state-sponsored forced labour and other egregious human rights abuses against people from the Uyghur Region in China, known to local people as East Turkistan.

We are calling on leading brands and retailers to ensure that they are not supporting or benefiting from the pervasive and extensive forced labour of the Uyghur population and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples, perpetrated by the Chinese government.

84%

of cotton production from China comes from the Uyghur Region

20%

of the world’s cotton comes from the Uyghur Region

1 in 5

cotton garments in the global apparel market are tainted by forced labour

Our Call to Action

We are calling on brands and retailers to exit the Uyghur Region at every level of their supply chain, from cotton to finished products, to prevent the use of forced labour of Uyghurs and other groups in other facilities, and to end relationships with suppliers supporting the forced labour system. Brands and retailers must take each of these steps in order to fulfil their corporate responsibility obligations to respect human rights as defined in international principles such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Organisations that wish to become endorsers of the Call to Action are welcome to do so by filling this form.

Individuals are encouraged to sign this petition.

Call to Action

Coalition Members:

Free Uyghur

 

 

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project

Our Call to Action is endorsed by over 250 organisations from over 35+ countries:

ABVV-FGTB (General Labour Federation of Belgium)

achACT (Actions Consumers Workers)

ACV-CSC (Confederation of Christian Trade Unions)

ACV-CSC METEA (Metal and Textile Industries Trade Union)

Advocates for Public Interest Law

Æquo, Shareholder Engagement Services

AFL-CIO

Alberta Uyghur Association

Alliance Canada Hong Kong

Alliance Sud

altraQualità

Anti-Slavery International

Aquinas Associates

Arisa Foundation

Arise Foundation

Asian Solidarity Council for Freedom and Democracy

Assembly of the Cuban Resistance

Association des Ouïghours de France (Association of French Uyghurs)

Athenai Institute

Australia Tibet Council

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

Australian East Turkestan Association

Australian Uyghur Association

Australian Uyghur Tangritagh Women’s Association

Austria Uyghur Association

Azru Uigurischer Kuturverein e.V. (Azru Uyghur Cultural Association)

Azzad Asset Management

Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers’ Federation

Belgium Uyghur Association

Bishkek Human Rights Committee

Bitter Winter

Campagna Abiti Puliti

Campaign for Uyghurs

Canada East Turkestan Union

Center for Studies on New Religions

Central Eurasian Studies Society

Central Única dos Trabalhadores, Brasil (Unified Workers’ Central, Brazil)

Chicory Wealth

China Aid Association

China Labor Watch

China Labour Bulletin

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Christian Super

Citizen Power Initiatives for China

Citizens’ Press Conference

Clean Clothes Campaign

Collectif Ethique sur l’étiquette

Comitato Lady Lawyer Village

Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (Tibet Support Committee)

The Constellation Coalition

CORE Coalition

Corporate Accountability Lab

Covenants Watch

Dabindu Collective

Dana Investment Advisors

Daniye Uyghur Jama’itining Wekili (Denmark Uyghur Association)

Darman Foundation

Doğu Türkistan Basin ve Medya Derneği (East Turkistan Press and Media Association)

Doğu Türkistan Gençlik Derneği (East Turkistan Youth Association)

Doğu Türkistan Kültür Merkezi Duisburg (East Turkistan Cultural Center Duisburg)

Doğu Türkistan Maarif ve Dayanimsa Derneği (East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association)

Doğu Türkistan Muhacirlar Derneği (East Turkistan Immigrants Association)

Doğu Türkistan Nuzugum Kültür ve Aile Derneği (Nuzugum Culture and Family Centre)

Doğu Türkistan Spor ve Gelişim Derneği (East Turkistan Sports and Development Association)

Doğu Türkistan Yeni Nesil Hareketi Derneği (East Turkistan New Generation Movement)

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

Dutch Uyghur Human Rights Foundation

Dutch Uyghur, Tibet, Mongol People Cooperation Organization

East Turkestan Union in Europe

East Turkistan Art & Science Institute

East Turkistan Association of Canada

East Turkistan Cultural and Solidarity Association

East Turkistan Foundation

East Turkistan Human Rights Watch Association

East Turkistan Information Center

East Turkistan National Council

East Turkistan Union in Europe

Eastern Turkistan Uyghur Association in the Netherlands

European Federation for Freedom of Belief

ExPOSE

Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action Netherlands

FAIR (Fair Trade Cooperative)

Fair Action

Fashion Revolution

Fashion Roundtable

Felician Sisters of North America

FGTB – CG (General Union Belgium)

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)

Food Empowerment Project

Formosan Association for Public Affairs

Forum for Religious Freedom Europe

FOS (Solidarity for the socialist movement in Flanders)

Free Tibet

Freedom Fund

Freedom of Conscience

Freedom United

Free Uyghur Coalition

Garment Labour Union

Gender Alliance for Development Center

Global Aktion

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Forum

Global Legal Action Network

Global Rights Compliance

God Bless HK

Goodweave

Grupo de Apoio ao Tibete (Tibet Support Group)

H&M Hong Kong Staff Union

Heartland Initiative

Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions

Hong Kong Global Connect

HOPE not hate

Human Rights in China

Human Rights Now

Human Rights Watch

Humanitarian China

Humanity Beyond Borders

ICNA Council for Social Justice

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

International Campaign for the Rohingya

International Campaign for Tibet

International Commission of Jurists

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

International Dalit Solidarity Network

International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees

International Service for Human Rights

International Tibet Network

International Trade Union Confederation

Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Isa Yusuf Alptekin Foundation

Islamic Information & Services Foundation

Ittipak Uyghur Society of the Kyrgyz Republic

Japan Uyghur Association

Japan Uyghur Union

Jewish World Watch

Justice For All

Kazakhstan National Culture Center

Keep Taiwan Free

Korean House for International Solidarity

Labour Behind the Label

Lady Lawyer Fashion Archive

Lady Lawyer Foundation

Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice

Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations

Maquila Solidarity Network

Mavi Hilal

Mercy Investment Services

Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.

Minaret Foundation

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Movimento Consumatori (Consumer Movement)

Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Network for Conscious Consumption)

Nia Impact Capital

No Business With Genocide

Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investing

Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK)

Open Gate La Strada Macedonia

Pakistan Ömer Uyghur Foundation

Peace Catalyst International

Priests of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province

Public Citizen

Qutatqu Bilik Institute

Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

Raise the Voices

RawAssembly

RealAlts

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Religious Freedom Institute

René Cassin

Responsible Sourcing Network

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights

RRSE (Regroupement pour la Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises)

Satuq Bughrahan Science and Culture Center

SAVE (Social Awareness and Voluntary Education)

Save Tibet

Science, Education and Research Foundation

Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment

SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research & Education)

Shukr Foundation

Silk Road Peace Project

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Socially Responsible Investment Coalition

Society for Threatened Peoples

Society Union of Uyghur National Association

Solidarity China

Stand with Hong Kong

Stefanus Alliance International

STOP THE TRAFFIK

Südwind

SÜDWIND-Institut

Suomen Ita Turkestan Yhdistys (Finland East Turkistan Association)

Supporting Human Rights in China (SHRIC)

Sweden East Turkistan Education Association

Sweden Mahmut Kashgeri Mother Tongue School

Sweden Uyghur Education Association

T’ruah

Taiwan Association for Human Rights

Taklimakan Islamiska Kultur Center

TERRE DES FEMMES Schweiz

The Rights Practice

Tibet Justice Center

Tibet Support Group

Tibetan Youth Association in Europe

Traidcraft Exchange

Trades Union Congress

Uighur U.K. Association

Uigurischer Veren Schweiz (Swiss Uyghur Association)

Uiguriska Utbildingsföreningen (Uyghur Education Association)

UK Uyghur Community

United Students Against Sweatshops

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Unseen UK

US Tibet Committee

Uyghur Academy

Uyghur Academy America

Uyghur Academy Australia

Uyghur Academy Europe

Uyghur Aid

Uyghur American Association

Uyghur Association of Victoria

Uyghur Collective

Uyghur Democracy and Human Rights Center

Uyghur Forum

Uyghur Human Rights Project

Uyghur Media Center

Uyghur Mothers’ Union in Germany

Uyghur Radio TV

Uyghur Rally

Uyghur Refugee Relief Fund

Uyghur Relief Fund

Uyghur Research Institute

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project

Uyghur Solidarity Campaign

Uyghur Support Group Netherlands

Uyghur Transitional Justice Database

Uyghur Youth Union in Kazakhstan

Uzbekistan Uyghur Culture Center

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Victoria Hong Kong Tertiary Student Association

Walk Free

We Social Movements

Worker Rights Consortium

World Uyghur Congress