Draft centers in northwestern Syria: Are opposition factions mandating conscription?
(20.05.2021) The opposition-affiliated armed groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Jaysh al-Izza (Army of Glory), and Ansar al-Tawhid, operating in northwestern Syria, launched recruitment drives to enlist new elements into their ranks. Recruitment was promoted through three separate statements.
South Korea: Petition on Mandatory Military Duty for Women
(14.05.2021) A petition filed on the National Assembly website demanding that the country’s mandatory military duty also apply to women will be reviewed by parliamentary committees after it was signed by 100-thousand people.
NO to Military Service - YES to conscientious objection!
Action in Belgrade, Serbia
Announcement on the occasion of May 15– International Day of Conscientious Objection
On the occasion of May 15 – International Day of Conscientious Objection, Women in Black is organizing an antimilitaristic action on May 14 from 13:00-13:30 in Belgrade (Knez Mihailova Street near the restaurant Ruski car) “NO to military service – YES to conscientious objection!”
North Korean Youth Find Ways to Dodge Military Service
(11.03.2021) More and more North Korean youth are dodging mandatory military service, because ruling party membership and all its perks are no longer as automatic for those who finish lengthy stints in the armed forces, sources in the country told RFA.