Uyghur Human Rights Project

Promoting human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people

aka Uyghur Human Rights Project   |   Washington, DC   |  www.uhrp.org

Mission

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) promotes the rights of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim peoples in East Turkistan, referred to by the Chinese government as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, through research-based advocacy. We publish reports and analysis in English and Chinese to defend Uyghurs’ civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights according to international human rights standards.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Omer Kanat

Main address

1602 L St. NW, Suite 613

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

47-5609093

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Research and advocacy for Uyghurs

The Uyghur Human Rights Project focuses on promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkistan. We publish reports and analysis in English and Chinese to defend Uyghurs’ civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights according to international human rights standards.

Population(s) Served
People of Central Asian descent
Muslims
Asylum seekers

Where we work

Accreditations

Liu Xiaobo Conscience Award 2019

Awards

Liu Xiaobo Conscience Award 2019

Democracy Party of China

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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UHRP strives to be a voice for Uyghurs in East Turkistan and abroad. We provide a platform for Uyghurs to be heard internationally; assist diaspora members to conduct research using verified sources; foster new generations of Uyghur human rights defenders; and support survivors, family members of victims, and refugees to find safe haven and bear witness.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) promotes the rights of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim peoples in East Turkistan. Uyghurs are ethnically and culturally a Turkic people living in the area of Central Asia commonly known as East Turkistan, which the Chinese government controls through what many scholars recognize as a settler-colonial occupation. The Uyghur homeland has been turned into a high-tech police state with ubiquitous surveillance. Since 2017, the Chinese government has carried out an ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity, arbitrarily detaining an estimated 1.8–3 million Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in concentration camps and hundreds of thousands more in the prison system.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    UHRP has provided increasing amounts of humanitarian aid over time. We provide letters to Uyghurs seeking asylum. We help convey the voices of Uyghurs whos family members have been held hostage or forcibly disappeared to the State Department.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    This year, UHRP has worked in concert with other organizations to provide workshops that increase the capacity of activists in the diaspora to engage in more strategic and sustainable national and transnational efforts to address the government of China’s mass atrocities against Uyghurs and other Turkic people. We aim to build and improve skills in 1) strategic planning, 2) strategic communication, 3) multilateral advocacy, and 4) legal literacy.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

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Uyghur Human Rights Project

Board of directors
as of 11/8/2021
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Board chair

Nury Turkel

Organizational demographics

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