Wellness Resources

Understanding the Burden of Survivor's Guilt

May 18, 2021

On May 6, 2021, The UWI hosted "Understanding the Burden of Survivor's Guilt," to talk about "survivor's guilt" and how it might impact diaspora Uyghurs during this time of crisis. Moderated by Mustafa Aksu with Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson, Dr. Lauren Rubenstein, and Dr. Adrian Zenz.

A Uyghur Man's Letter to His Lost Mother

April 28, 2020

Abdulhakim Idris is a human rights activist and the husband of the well-known advocate for Uyghurs’ rights, Rushan Abbas. He does not know where his mother is.

On Survivor’s Guilt by Dr. Memet Imin

May 17, 2021

«ھايات قالغانلارنىڭ گۇناھكارلىق تۇيغۇسى» دىن مۇھاجىرەتتىكى ئۇيغۇرلانىڭ روھىي ھالىتىگە نەزەر

The Experiment Podcast: Teenage Life After Genocide

May 12, 2022

The Experiment revisits the story of Aséna Tahir Izgil, a Uyghur teen adjusting to life in the U.S. after escaping China’s genocide of her people

Daddy? Daddy, when are you coming home?

January 10, 2022

To raise awareness about the current situation and to
garner more international support to end this genocide, Leila created this book. Although this story is fiction, it is
based on real events and the characters reflect this reality.

Uyghur Children Face Legacy of Trauma Caused by Mass Incarceration Campaign

March 22, 2021

An article by Gulchehra Hoja.  Parents and experts say the impact of detentions will last for generations to come.

Highlights from our 5/6/21 event: Understanding the Burden of Survivor’s Guilt

May 6, 2021

The information in this briefer is based on remarks from the event moderator, Mustafa Aksu, and the event panelists Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson, Dr. Lauren Rubenstein and Dr. Adrian Zenz. More information about the contributors can be found at the end of the briefer.

A Ramadan Celebration of Uyghur Culture and Cuisine

May 19, 2021

On April 27, 2021, The UWI hosted "A Ramadan Celebration of Uyghur Culture and Cuisine," to highlight the power of cuisine in sustaining family and community togetherness in the midst of crisis. With Gulbahar Mamut, Angela, Dr. Gulnisa Nazarova, and Bill Clark.

Navigating Loss Without Closure, a discussion with Pauline Boss

July 16, 2020

Professor Boss discusses the concept of ambiguous loss, the complicated and painful situation of people who are missing loved ones, and who are living with chronic grief. She says "It is the most difficult, most stressful loss there is. But it is not your fault."

Solace In Solitude

May 28, 2020

My friend Hamid suffered more than 2 years in prison cell in Tehran. When I read this essay, I was deeply moved by his reflections on separation and loneliness, and how he "anchored" himself to his family, the past, and the future — even in solitary confinement. — Dr. Elise Anderson

LETTER | Uyghurs mourning on Aidiladha, fourth year since my family disappeared

July 19, 2021

This year is the fourth Aidiladha since my entire family disappeared into Chinese prisons. I last heard from my family during Ramadan four years ago, in June 2017. I spoke to my father many times during that holy month.


Uyghur Jemiyiti