1999 – 2019
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF DUI HUA
Dui Hua (对话, meaning “dialogue” in Chinese) was founded on April 19, 1999 by Executive Director John Kamm, a businessman turned human rights activist. Through 20 years of well-informed and respectful dialogue with the Chinese government, Dui Hua has helped secure clemency and better treatment for hundreds of prisoners of conscience. Dui Hua also advocates for at-risk detainees including juvenile offenders, women in prison, and those facing the death penalty. Dui Hua’s work rests on its unique five-pronged approach: advocacy, expert exchanges, research, publications, and community engagement.
Our 20th anniversary celebrates the many individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments from the past and present who have contributed to Dui Hua’s work. We simply would not be where we are today without you, our dedicated donors, your commitment to improving human rights and rule of law in China, and your faith in Dui Hua’s mission. Thank you for helping make our work possible. Find out more about what we’ve accomplished together below!
DUI HUA PRISONER LISTS
Dui Hua submits prisoner lists directly to the Chinese government and through international organizations and foreign governments.
Prisoners in our Political Prisoner Database
Requests to the Chinese government for information on over 2,100 prisoners
Prisoners the Chinese government has provided responses on
Prisoners on our lists who received acts of clemency and better treatment
DID YOU KNOW?
Prisoner Inquiries to Chinese Government
Dui Hua remains the only organization able to submit inquiries on cases to the Chinese government and receive information in response.
Political & Religious Prisoner Database
Dui Hua hosts the most comprehensive database on Chinese prisoners of conscience.
Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC
Dui Hua is the one of the few overseas NGOs focused on China’s human rights that holds a “special consultative status” with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Research and Resources
Dui Hua takes a pioneering approach to its research on prisoners of conscience in China, relying on the use of open sources.
OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY
Dui Hua staff frequently travel to Europe, China, and Hong Kong to further strengthen the foundation’s political partnerships and advocacy efforts. We remain engaged with our supporters across the globe through our publications and events.
Advocacy, outreach, and research trips by Dui Hua
Advocacy meetings with the Chinese government
Dui Hua publications
Expert Exchanges on Juvenile Justice and Women in Prison
WHAT THEY SAY
“I am…moved by your concern about those imprisoned activists who are not prominent. I applaud your efforts, both for the principles your work embodies and lives you have affected.“
FORMER US PRESIDENT
“Efforts by organizations like Dui Hua are vital to advancing human rights in China and around the world.”
FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE
“No other person or organization in the world…has helped more Chinese prisoners.”
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
“With American attention, prison conditions improved, and all prisoners benefited.”
FREED POLITICAL PRISONER
“ NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO ABANDON THE DIALOGUE.
IT IS TIME TO REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS. ”
Dui Hua is determined to continue advocating on behalf of at-risk detainees in China and providing more resources for concerned citizens on the development of human rights in China. To reflect our goal and effort, we recently revamped Dui Hua’s website and added a “Resource” section to provide more information on publications, prisoner updates and more.
Thanks to your dedication and generosity, Dui Hua’s impact will grow even larger in the years to come.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Join over 600 Dui Hua donors and help us strive for 20 more years! Your support helps assert the rights and dignity of at-risk detainees in respectful dialogue with China.
In spirit of our 20th Anniversary, join our “20 for 20” campaign and make a lasting impact by donating $20 each month. Become part of Dui Hua Sustainers, a community of donors invested in sustaining our work to advance rights through dialogue.