Prisoners for Peace Day: 1st December

Press release following Constitutional Court decision in South Korea
Photo credit: World Without War

1st December, Saturday, is Prisoners for Peace Day. For over sixty years on this day, we've been sharing stories and contacts details of conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for their refusal to take up arms and resist war.

Find a list here (for Spanish see here). For the most up to date Prisoners for Peace list go to, our standing list of those in jail.

prisoners for peace

Action ideas

  • Please set aside time on 1st December to write to those imprisoned for their peace work, and get your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-writing session;

  • Get postcards made up, leaving space for individual messages of support, and set up a street stall around Prisoners for Peace day;

  • Use #PfPday18 on social media to invite others to write to those in jail.

If you have details of other prisoners for peace not yet listed, please write to

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