Zumretay Arkin

Zumretay Arkin is Chair of the Women’s Committee at the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

She is a former project assistant, program and advocacy manager at the WUC, working to advocate for Uyghur rights at the United Nations and at national parliaments around the world. She is also a freelance contributor for Hong Kong Free Press.



Presentation of the 2022 Courage Award with Zumretay Arkin

Chair of the Women’s Committee of the World Uyghur Congress, Zumretay Arkin, presents the 2022 Courage Award at the 14th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. Introducing Enes Kanter Freedom: “His work, and the work of human rights defenders in this