About Us

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project is based in Ottawa, Canada, working to promote the rights of Uyghurs and other natives of East Turkistan who are living under Chinese occupation since 1949.

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project is funded by the Washington based National Endowment Fund for Democracy for its Advocacy work in Canada.

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project is upholding its project activities focusing mainly in the  following areas:

To document the policies of China’s government targeting  Uyghurs  and other Turkic people in East Turkistan in China and  globally
To bolster Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy work by developing and sharing resources with governments, global Organizations and institutions as well as legitimate Uyghur organizations and activists.

Mehmet Tohti is an Executive Director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project