People take part in a protest on Sinjajevina. One participant is on horseback

David v Goliath: How solidarity can help small movements win big

In my country, there is a saying: "a hornless ram does not fight with a horned one", which is advice to avoid a fight when your opponent has a significant advantage over you. We have something similar in the biblical story of David and Goliath, which portrays adversaries of unequal strength.

Activists protesting in Germany as part of the ObjectWar Campaign

Take action with the #ObjectWarCampaign: 4th-10th December 2023

Call for actions from December 4, 2023 to the International “Human Rights Day” on December 10, 2023 in support of conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Joint press release visual including logos of the three organisations: EBCO, Connection e.V. and WRI

International Day of Peace: Stop the war! Mobilise for peace!

On the International Day of Peace, September 21st 2023, IFOR, WRI, EBCO, and Connection e.V. urge the involved countries in the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine to mobilise for peace instead of war, and the EU and the international community to invest in diplomacy and negotiations instead of weapons and militarism.

Solidarity with Yurii Sheliazhenko poster

Ukraine: Stop the proceedings against Yurii Sheliazhenko

Yurii Sheliazhenko, conscientious objector, pacifist, human rights defender and the Executive Secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, has been placed under partial house arrest in Kyiv on 15th August, being accused of ‘justifying the Russian aggression’. Send an email of support for Yurii to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy using the template letter here.