Database Entry: Where Has He Gone
Destruction of the Family Internment Restrictions on movement

Where Has He Gone

August 01, 2018
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Communities are seeing a drastic loss of young men, generally between the ages of 15 and 40 to these re-education camps.

Women are now taking to the fields or other menial tasks in hopes to support often a household of 3 generations. Many Uyghur women can’t speak Mandarin because at one time, there was no need for women to conduct business outside of their communities. Women also see daily difficulties like simply visiting a pharmacy where the doctor may not speak their language or helping their children with their school home-work, as their language is driven out of school programs and replaced with Mandarin.

Manzire (name changed), a four-year-old Uyghur, goes through a DVD of family photos and kisses an image of her father. Her father has been in prison for nearly two years because he was praying at a mosque

Women are becoming more and more involved in household duties and additional labor, as there is a shortage of men to take on the work

The powers of Beijing still reach the furthest west region of China. Years ago, this bazaar would have been bustling with Uyghurs but now because of tighter restrictions for movement in the region, many don’t have the freedom to travel into cities for simple activities as shopping.