Ms. Tunisa Matsedik-Qira

Ms. Tunisa Matsedik-Qira was the president of  the Vancouver Uyghur Cultural Society between 2007-2009. In addition to her role as Deputy Director at Campaign for Uyghurs, she is also a Board Member and Uyghur Women Counsellor at the East Turkistan Association of Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mandarin from Kashgar Teachers University of East Turkistan. Moreover, she graduated the Nursing program at Vancouver Community College and is currently working as a nurse.



Mr. Uerkesh Davlet

Chairman of the board

Ms. Rushan Abbas

Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Dilmurat Sulayman

Deputy Director

Mr. Kamalturk Yalkun

General Secretary

Ms. Jewher Ilham

Director of Public Affairs

Mr. Husenjan Emet

Director of Planning

Dr. Maya Mitalipova

Director of Central Asia Outreach

Ms. Mukerrem Kurban

Women's Outreach & Training Director

Mr. Reyhangul Mahmut

Director of Japan Outreach

Mr. Mehmet Hafiz

Director of Turkey Outreach

Mr. Mustafa Aksu

Director of Cultural Affairs

Advisory Board

Mr. Turdi Hoja

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Peter Jan Honigsberg

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Rebecca Clothey

Advisory Board Member

Our Team

Mr. Kamalturk Yalkun

Chairman of the Youth Committee

Ms. Asiye Ablet

Chairman of OVOS Women’s Committee

Ms. Dilnur Kroren

Student Liaison For Turkey

Ms. Mehliya Cetinkaya

Student Liaison For Canada

Ms. Dilare Helil

Student Liaison For USA

Ms. Akida Pulat

Chairman of OVOS Women’s Committee

Ms. Sabrina Sohail

Communications Director

Mr. Babur Ilchi

Program Director

Mr. Arslan Hidayat

Program Manager