Every year on 15th May, the International Conscientious Objection Day, we organise solidarity with conscientious objectors (COs) and draw attention to their resistance to war. This year we have a particular focus on Turkey – working closely with the Conscientious Objection Association - Turkey (VR-DER).
Our 115th edition of The Broken Rifle will focus on the stories of solidarity and resistance from across our history. Do you have a story to tell - perhaps you joined us for an international assembly, or took part in one of our solidarity actions? We hope to fill our next edition of The Broken Rifle with stories of resistance and solidarity from WRI's history.
The Syrian government has threatened to seize the property and assets of ‘military evaders’, namely Syrian refugees outside the country and internally displaced people, who fail to pay exorbitant fees to be exempt from military service.
South Korea: Conscientious objection on non-religious grounds recognised by Supreme Court and MMA first time
First time in South Korea, conscientious objection to military service on non-religious grounds is recognised by the country’s Supreme Court and Military Manpower Administration.