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Malaysian Women Take The Lead In Uyghur Human Rights Issues

Malaysian Women Take The Lead In Uyghur Human Rights Issues

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Malaysian women working through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have expressed concern about the Uyghur people.

The NGOs are working with their Uyghur counterpart from Turkiye to provide advocacy, enlightenment and awareness about the situation of the Uyghur people in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, also known as East Turkistan.

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) and Global Peace Mission (GPM) said their women leaders met with their Uyghur counterparts from the International Union of East Turkestan Organisation (IUETO).

Abim exco Wan Noor Fadhilah Wan Ibrahim said the purpose of the meeting is to consolidate the fight for Uyghur rights, especially for women and children.

Besides continuous advocacy programs, they also look at exchanging ideas and expertise.

She added that plans are also in the pipeline to conduct mass programs to achieve more networking and public involvement from Malaysians in the current era.

A round table discussion was recently held and has reached several resolutions centred mainly on awareness creation.

We also aim to create more opportunities for exchange programs for Uyghur women, notably in education, work and culture.

Abim exco Wan Noor Fadhilah Wan Ibrahim on their long term plan to assist the Uyghurs.

The NGOs will also help provide food aid, medical support, trauma and psychosocial rehabilitation, especially for children.

They will also look into other long-term needs such as educational needs, employment, and resettlement of Uyghurs.

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A Contentious And Complex Issue.

The Uyghurs are a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group.

China has implemented various policies and actions against the Uyghurs, which have raised concerns and criticisms from the international community.

China’s government has cited several reasons for its actions in Xinjiang, including combating extremism, terrorism, and separatism.

China claims it is taking measures to maintain stability and promote economic development in the region.

The Chinese government has accused some Uyghur individuals and groups of engaging in extremist activities, including violence and terrorism.

It has framed its actions as part of a broader global fight against terrorism.

However, many human rights organizations, international governments, and Uyghur activists have raised concerns about China’s treatment of the Uyghurs.

These include allegations of human rights abuses, discrimination, and cultural suppression targeting Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups.

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