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Yesterday, after years of delay and on the final day of High Commissioner Bachelet’s tenure in office, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released the long-awaited UN report on the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses… Read More

Today, August 23, is Black Ribbon Day, a day of remembrance for the millions of victims who experienced unspeakable suffering or death under Soviet Communism and Nazi Germany. VOC remembers the victims of these oppressive regimes, and we continue to hope for… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Monika Jablonska as the 2022 VOC Senior Fellow in Polish Studies. Jablonska joins other VOC Scholars as part of our growing Polish Studies Program, created in… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) welcomes the publication last week for the Human Rights Council’s 51st session of the UN Special Rapporteur Report on contemporary forms of slavery, which concludes that forced labor among Uyghur, Kazakh, and other ethnic… Read More

Dear Secretary Yellen and Secretary Blinken: We, the 56 undersigned organizations dedicated to human rights in China and to the plight of persecuted ethno-religious groups in the Uyghur Region, urge you to sanction all Chinese officials responsible for the genocide… Read More

Washington, D.C. (July 6, 2022) – Arizona is the second state to pass legislation requiring that students be taught about the crimes of communist regimes. The legislation, which was championed by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), was passed in the Arizona… Read More

Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2022) – Today marks the second anniversary of the imposition of the Hong Kong National Security Law, which was imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese Communist Party in 2020. “By imposing the draconian National Security Law on… Read More

Media Contact: Sarah Hrovat voc@pinkston.co Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2022) – Today, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) announced that it has awarded the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to Dr. Lee Edwards, VOC Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, and Founding… Read More

Media Contact: Sarah Hrovat voc@pinkston.co Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2022) – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has partnered with the Gloria Delson Contemporary Art Gallery (GDCA Gallery) in downtown Los Angeles to support the work of artist-activists (‘artivists’) from… Read More

Media Contact: Sarah Hrovat voc@pinkston.co Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2022) – Today, a new report — “Unemployment Monitoring and Early Warning: New Trends in Xinjiang’s Coercive Labor Placement Systems” — authored by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) Senior Fellow… Read More