End Uyghur Forced Labour in China Now

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

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

Cotton and slavery – it’s happening again

  • 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 market are tainted by forced labour

A coalition to end Uyghur forced labour

René Cassin has joined 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.

For more information on the coalition and ours aims visit: https://enduyghurforcedlabour.org/

Taking action

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.

Read our call to action