On International Conscientious Objection Day (CO Day) earlier this month, there was a focus on people who have had to leave their country of origin due to forced military recruitment, and who are looking for protection in other countries.
War Resisters’ International (of which the Peace Pledge Union is the British section) are now organising a webinar on the same subject with contributions by campaigners and conscientious objectors.
Today in many countries men and women have been denied the human right of conscientious objection, but to flee from war and forced recruitment is generally not seen as a reason for asylum. Women and men who refuse compulsory recruitment to the military need protection!
Together with campaigners from Quaker United Nations Office, Connection e.V., and conscientious objectors going through asylum process, we will discuss the challenges faced and chances to improve conditions for conscientious objectors seeking asylum.
The event is free and no prior registration is required. Just join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83864031252 - Zoom Meeting ID: 838 6403 1252 .
Note about timing: If you click on the link, you will see the time listed as 12.30pm UTC. Please note that this is at 1.30pm in British time (because our clocks are currently forward for summertime, so we are an hour ahead of the "real" time!).