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The International Labor Organization has adopted nearly all of the recommendations detailed in a research paper from VOC, in a major update to its forced labor guidelines not seen in over a decade.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation mourns the passing of Senator Joseph Lieberman. A lifelong advocate of liberty, a staunch anti-communist, and a recipient of VOC’s Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, Lieberman leaves behind an enduring legacy that will be remembered… Read More

On March 20, VOC’s Ethan Gutmann and Matthew Robertson testified to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CEEC) in a hearing entitled “Stopping the Crime of Organ Harvesting—What More Must Be Done?” The event was live-streamed on the CECC’s YouTube channel. The Commission writes, “The issue of the systematic, widespread,… Read More

Washington, DC — New research from a leading China expert shows in greater detail than before how Xinjiang’s mass internment campaign was masterminded and directed by the central Chinese government and Xi Jinping.

Reps. Michelle Steel (R-CA) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) re-established the bipartisan Victims of Communism Caucus to honor and bring awareness to the more than 100 million of people who have been harmed or killed by communist governments.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Section 3 of our new digital curriculum, Communism: A History of Repression, Violence, and Victims. VOC is proud to offer a reimagined approach for rising generations of… Read More

VOC recognizes the significant steps taken by the U.S. government in sanctioning Chinese government officials in response to the human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This decision, as declared by the U.S. Treasury and State Department, closely follows the groundbreaking research conducted by VOC Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies Dr. Adrian Zenz, who was instrumental in bringing these issues to light.

New evidence from internal Chinese documents released today by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) raise fresh questions about forced labor risk linked to Volkswagen’s operations in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, where Beijing’s mass internment and forced labor of Uyghurs have been well documented.

Washington, D.C. — In a new academic paper, Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, performs the first systematic assessment of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2012 Survey Guidelines for measuring non-internment state-imposed forced labor in Central Asia.

VOC is honored that the state of Wisconsin passed a joint resolution to mark November 7 as the victims of communism day.