End Uyghur Forced Labour in China Now

Posted by The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region

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

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.

Uyghur women working under force, against their will.

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.

Uyghur women working under force, against their will.

CALL TO ACTION