2022: Prisoners for Peace Day

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This Thursday, 1st December, is Prisoners for Peace Day, a day to show solidarity with those activists who have been imprisoned for their work for peace and conscientious objectors imprisoned for their refusal to take up arms.

This year, we want to highlight the situation of many people in Russia and Ukraine that are imprisoned or facing imprisonment for resisting the current war in Ukraine. 

You can find the list of Prisoners for Peace here.

Some Action Ideas - 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 physical).
  • Help us spread the word on social media. Use the hashtag #PfPday2022 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.

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