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Take Action: Celebrating International Conscientious Objection Day in times of Covid-19

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(30.03.2020) Dear all, we are facing worrying and unusual times these days. We are considering ways to celebrate International Conscientious Objection Day on 15th May 2020. War Resisters’ International and Connection e.V. are working together on an idea.

War Resisters’ International and Connection e.V. have opened a YouTube channel. On the International Conscientious Objection Day, we would like to post as many personal contributions as possible. Take action and join us.

Rudi Friedrich

Rudi Friedrich, Germany: Do you know the International Day of Conscientious Objection?

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(15.03.2020) The International Day of Conscientious Objection has been celebrated annually on May 15 for almost 40 years. This day refers to all men and women who do not want to participate in war crimes. Rudi Friedrich gives some examples of activities in Germany in recent years.

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EBCO in Peace House, Brussels: Spot on conscientious objection

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(16.05.2019) European Bureau of Conscientious Objection (EBCO) spot on conscientious objection to military service (http://ebco-beoc.org/)

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Presentation of the declaration

Colombia: Statement of Conscientious Objectors

(26.04.2019) On this International Conscientious Objection Day, we stand in solidarity with conscientious objectors in Colombia, who refuse to be conscripted and bear arms despite various obstacles they face.

Below you will find a statement by conscientious objectors in Colombia, giving a background of their struggle and urging their government to act on a number of issues. If you would like to know more about the situation of conscientious objectors in Colombia you can read a recent report by ACOOC and Justapaz here  (in Spanish), or download its summary (in English) here.