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PRESS RELEASE: China – Transfer of Uyghur Women – Briefing On-Line Now

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This briefing looks at government programme in China to transfer young women from rural regions of western China to urban areas in the east.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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06 March 2008

PRESS RELEASE: China – Transfer of Uyghur Women – Briefing On-Line Now

IHRC's latest briefing looks at the government programme in China set-out to transfer young women from rural regions of western China to urban areas in the east.

The briefing observes how local authorities lure young women into participating by advertising this programme as an attractive training/job-opportunity; however, they also resort to pressurising them and their families by threatening with penalties or using force. Upon arrival, the women do not receive any of the wages they were promised, and instead are made to live in abhorrent quarters, forced to work inhumane hours and are often pressured into marriage with local Chinese men.

The briefing provides a general overview of:

• Uyghur ethnic minority in China
• Scale of transfer programme
• Methods used by local authorities to lure women
• Conditions facing women upon arrival

To read this briefing, please visit http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3227


For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522 196, email info@ihrc.org.[ENDS]
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The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations


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