December 1st is Prisoners for Peace Day. On this day (and every day) we encourage you to show solidarity with the activists and conscientious objectors imprisoned due to their peace work and their refusal to take arms and perform military service.
This year we highlight and denounce how countries like Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Eritrea, and Israel continue to prosecute and imprison conscientious objectors.
What can you do on this day?
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 #PfPday21 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 email@example.com.