BY NICOLE MORGRET
The first panel event of the new Washington DC NüVoices chapter was held last week, providing the perspective of two Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland. All three discussants provided valuable insights into the effects of the human rights crisis on Uyghur women.
The panel was moderated by Elise Anderson, an ethnomusicologist who is fluent in Uyghur and has done extensive field work in the region. She opened the panel with some of her observations on Uyghur women as professional musicians. She also observed that numerous prominent Uyghur women have been taken to the camps, while others have been left to shoulder social, economic and emotional burdens alone as the men in their families have been taken away.
.@ZubayraZubeyre cites @shawnwzhang and @adrianzenz ' work as two sources of camps, locations, and statistical data that have shed light and confronted official narratives. @AndersonEliseM discusses a @Reuters investigative project, linked below:https://t.co/CiH8Wa0ij6
— NüVoices 女性之音 (@nvvoices) April 5, 2019