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"The CO movement has changed me"

Presentation of a South Korean activist

(01.11.2008) The movement for the recognition of conscientious objectors’ human rights in Korea started in the end of 2000. With raised social awareness about conscientious objection, some people began considering objecting to their military service. In December 2001, Taeyang Oh, a peace activist and a Buddhist, declared his objection to military service and this also inspired other young men who were also thinking about peace and conscientious objection.

Ethiopian War Resisters Initiative: Our Vision, Values and Principles

(01.01.2008) We believe that all forms of war and military oppression are a hindrance to justice, freedom, democracy, rule by law, human rights, and sustainable peaceful development in our country and the whole region. The Ethiopian War Resisters’ Initiative (EWRI) is dedicated to a longlasting peace on the basis of human rights and the right to refuse war, militarisation, forced recruitment and to oppose all forms of human right violations.

Presentation of Eritrean Antimilitarist Initiative

(01.05.2005) We are conscientious objectors from Eritrea, living in Germany. We advocate for a peaceful future and the right to Conscientious Objection in Eritrea. Our initiative is independent from any Eritrean organization, political or otherwise. We are open to all individuals or groups who want to be engaged in our initiative and work toward common aims.