Protection and asylum for all those from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine who refuse military service
Action weeks around the International Day of Conscientious Objection
We call to organise around the "International Day of Conscientious Objection", 15 May, rallies and demonstrations in front of Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian government institutions as well as EU representations, vigils in front of deserter monuments and many other creative actions in different places. Conscientious objection is a human right!
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine: Protection and Asylum for Deserters and Conscientious Objectors
(04.04.2023) It’s great. More than 34,000 people have joined the#ObjectWarCampaign and signed the petition to protect conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. We thank you very much for your support.
With this email we are sending you an update about the campaign. Please pass this information on to friends and acquaintances. We are continuing to collect signatures so that the campaign gets as much support as possible.
Why is this important? For more than a year, the Russian Federation has been waging a war of aggression in Ukraine, with devastating consequences. There seems to be no end in sight. Yet we know that men and women on all sides are evading the crimes of war. Tens of thousands are fleeing the Russian Federation and Belarus to avoid being recruited for the war. Thousands are leaving Ukraine because they see their human right to conscientious objection in danger. They are all our hope for overcoming violence.
This petition is run by Connection e.V., International Fellowship of Reconciliation, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection and War Resisters’ International
Joint Press Release: International organisations call for actions at the Ukrainian and Russian embassies
to protest against the forced mobilisation and to support conscientious objectors and deserters
(22.02.2023) In the framework of the #ObjectWarCampaign (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine: Protection and asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors to military service), the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), War Resisters’ International (WRI), the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), and Connection e.V. (Germany), call for actions at the Ukrainian and Russian embassies from the 23rd to the 27th of February 2023 to protest against the forced mobilisation and to express solidarity with Ukrainian and Russian conscientious objectors and deserters.