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Prisoners for Peace Day: 1st December

Protest in Seoul in support of conscientious objectors. Photo Credit: World without War

Stand in solidarity with prisoners for peace on 1st December

Today, 1st December, is Prisoners for Peace Day, a chance to show solidarity with conscientious objectors imprisoned for their refusal to take up arms, and those activists imprisoned for their resistance to war and militarism. 

Find a list of prisoners for peace here. You can download a pdf copy here.

What can you do?

We have been told repeatedly by people who have been sent messages of solidarity while in prison, either via letters or solidarity actions, that the moral support of like-minded people has been invaluable. Your solidarity is crucial to remind the imprisoned refusers and peace activists that they are not alone and that we are aware of the significance of their resistance. On this day,

  • Join many others from across the world and write to those imprisoned for their peace work and conscientious objection.
  • Encourage your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-writing session (online, or if the Covid-19 regulations allow, physical).
  • Help us spread the word on social media. Use the hashtag #PfPday20 and post your messages of solidarity with prisoners for peace on social media, and invite others to write to those in jail. 

If you have details of other prisoners for peace not yet listed, please write to info@wri-irg.org.