Uyghur national movement

Uyghur National Movement is a non-profit organization founded by Rebiya Kadeer. Ms. Kadeer was a former politician, political activist and successful businesswomen in China. For her activism, she imprisoned 6 years and came to the United States in 2005, since then, she was leading many Uyghur organizations include World Uyghur Congress and International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation in Washington DC. After she finished her presidential term of World Uyghur Congress, she organized some Uyghur intellectuals and found the Uyghur National Movement. The main purpose of establishing Uyghur National Movement was to promote human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people.

The organization places a special focus on training Uyghurs abroad, coordinating Uyghur organizations and organizing events in order to preserve ethnic culture, strength ethnic identity.

Through research and documentation of human rights abuses against Uyghurs, Uyghur National Movement also aims to educate and raise awareness about the conditions of the Uyghur people living in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR, the former East Turkestan). At the same time, it encourages the international community to pressure the Chinese government to respect the rights of the Uyghurs and their rich, unique culture. Uyghur National Movement hopes to play a leading role in building a democratic Uyghur community by strengthening their understanding of their basic human rights and the imperative role of nonviolence in seeking social and political change.