Webinar: Campaigning for Conscientious Objection – Public awareness
The webinar series Campaigning for Conscientious Objection to Military Service continue with a new event on 30th March (4pm BST, 5pm CEST, 6pm Cyprus and Israel).
On this webinar, we will be focusing on public awareness: what strategies activists are using to reach out youth and general public to inform them about conscientious objection.
On 30th March, we will have three activists from Cyprus, Israel and Finland presenting their campaigns. Speakers will include:
- Murat Kanatli, Activist, Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus
- Esa Noresvuo, Organizational Coordinator, The Union of Conscientious Objectors, Finland (AKL)
- Amnon Brownfield Stein, International Solidarity Coordinator, Mesarvot (Solidarity network of political conscientious objectors in Israel)
Mesarvot, AKL and Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus have been organising inspiring campaigns supporting conscientious objectors for many years in Israel, Finland and Cyprus (both North and South) respectively.
Find the stories of a number of conscientious objectors supported by Mesarvot in Israel here. Find a previous campaign organised by Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus in support of a conscientious objector in Northern Cyprus here. Find information on AKL’s extensive work on conscientious objection here.
Date and Time
30th March, 4pm BST, 5pm CEST, 6pm Cyprus and Israel
This event is free however registration is required. Please use the link here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlduitqzIrHdcKWOroaMiHCanio4kln1im
This event will be in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish.
The event will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes including Q&A in the end. The webinar will also be followed by a 30-minute community forum allowing a space for attendees to share any relevant updates from their work and countries.
This webinar is part of a series ‘Campaigning for Conscientious Objection to Military Service’ organised by War Resisters’ International, Quaker United Nations Office and International Fellowship of Reconciliation. Follow us on our websites and social media for updates on future events.
We are looking forward to meeting you on 30th March!