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Hello and welcome to our website!
To start with, some information about us and what we do:

“What if it happened to you” is a campaign planned by young students from Germany devoted to help ending the Uyghur genocide which is currently happening in China. We promote human rights, freedom, and justice for the Uyghur people. Our goal is to educate people about the current situation in China in simple and modern ways.
We place several inscribed mirrors in German cities. On each mirror there is an individual QR code linked to a YouTube video, a newspaper article or our website.
To get an idea, feel free to visit our gallery! gallery→

A 21st century Genocide.

    👥 Who are the Uyghurs?

    The Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic minority located in Central Asia. There are an estimated 11 million Uyghurs living in China. They make up the second-largest Muslim population group in China. It is assumed that there exist around 20 million Uyghurs worldwide.

    After China’s occupation in 1949 the former Uyghur republic called “East Turkestan”, was renamed to “Uyghur Autonomous Region Xinjiang”. Xinjiang is located in the Northwest of China.

    💡 There are an estimated 1,500 Uyghurs living in Germany.
    💡 Xinjiang is almost five times the size of Germany.
    💡 The Uyghur language is related to the Turkish, Azerbaijani and Turkmen languages ​​and belongs to the implementations of Turkic languages.

    🗣 What we can do to help!

    1. Raise your voice!
    The Uyghur issue is still not very well known to the majority of people. That’s why spreading awareness and educating people about this topic is really important. There are many ways to do so:
    – Give a presentation about Uyghurs at your school/college/university
    – Participate in demonstrations
    – Talk to your friends and family about Uyghurs
    – Share informative posts on Social Media
    – Share our Website-Link or our QR-Codes

    ! We also encourage you to be part of our social media movement.
    Therefore label your mirror with our hashtag #WhatIfItHappenedToYou, take a mirror selfie, and post it on Instagram under the same hashtag.

    2. #BoycottChineseProducts
    Forced labour is a major problem in the fashion industry and especially Uyghurs in China suffer from it. 85% of China´s cotton and 20% of the world’s cotton comes from Xinjiang. Hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other minorities are being forced into manual labour on China’s vast cotton fields.

    Set a sign by boycotting “Made in China” products and stop

    ! More about the topic:
    – #ForcedLabourFashionCowards
    – End Uyghur Forced Labour
    – China’s tainted cotton
    – I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.

    3. Take action!

    Organize demonstrations in your city or start your own project! There are many ways you can start becoming politically active.
    Learn more: → 3 ways to make your voice heard besides protesting