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Association for Conscientious Objection

Turkey: Association for Conscientious Objection

(15.05.2021) The conscientious objection association, Vicdani Ret Derneği, was founded in İstanbul in 2013. Since then, the association has been active in bringing together conscientious objectors from all over Turkey and organizing meetings and seminars. It regularly organizes public actions and thus offers new conscientious objectors the opportunity to make their refusal public.

World Without War

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.

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Murat Demiroğlu

My right to vote has been taken away

Video with conscientious objector Murat Demiroğlu

(13.05.2021) Murat Demiroğlu is a conscientious objector and graphic designer living in Istanbul. In this video he describes in detail how civilian death, the constant police checks, the ever-present threat of recruitment affect his everyday life. The video has been made by Association for Conscientious Objection (Istanbul) and published to the International Day of Conscientious Objection, May 15, 2021.

Turkish with English undertitles.

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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!”