On 8 March 2021, the Coalition for Genocide Response, René Cassin, World Uyghur Congress, Stop Uyghur Genocide and Yet Again organised a webinar on: Turning Her Body into a Weapon of Persecution/Genocide: Rape and Sexual Violence Against Uyghur Women.

The panellists discussed the issue of rape and sexual violence as a weapon against the Uyghur women and how it translates into international crimes requiring an urgent response.

The panellists were:

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Lord Alton of Liverpool, Cross-bench Peer, Patron of the Coalition for Genocide Response

Rahima Mahmut, Director of the World Uyghur Congress (UK)

Laura Marks OBE, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Abid Shamdeen, Executive Director of Nadia’s Initiative

Watch it here:

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