Día Internacional de la Objeción de Conciencia - 2017

Start date: 
15 May 2017

Por todo el mundo los activistas recordarán a las generaciones que se negaron a ir a la guerra, e sensibilizarán sobre los muchos que continúan siendo perseguidos y encarcelados por negarse a matar y ser parte de las estructuras militares.

Por favor únete a una actividad (que se enumerarán aquí cuando se acerque la fecha) y difunde la información sobre esta fecha. Por favor, envíanos tus actividades para que podamos enumerarlas aquí.



Webinar RAMALC: Negociaciones de paz y profundización de la militarización en Colombia. La Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe (RAMALC) junto con Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia de Bogotá (ACOOC) les invita a un webinar (seminario web) el día lunes 15 de mayo a las 3pm hora de Colombia y a las 8pm hora UTC. Para participar del webinar por favor inscribirse en el siguiente enlace. Más información.






15th May: 18.30 – 21.30. Fritz-Salm-Str. 12 in 68167 Mannheim: the inauguration of the André Shepherd Weg in an area within a former barracks of the U.S. army. More info here.

Statements have been made for CO day by the Protestant Association for Conscientious Objection and Peace, and the International League for Human Rights.

Estados Unidos


15th May: 11:30am: Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley. More info here.


14th May: Iowa City Public Library, Room A "Non-Cooperation Requires Cooperation: Conscientious Objection in Iowa, 1857–1950". More info here.

Reino Unido

Cardiff/ Caerdydd

18 May, 6.30pm: Wreath-laying in the Garden of Peace, attached to the Temple of Peace. Followed by an evening event with speakers from Cytin (Churches Together in Wales), the United Nations Association and the Peace Pledge Union.


15th May, 5-6pm: Meet at the foot of the Mound. By the National Gallery, Princes St.With Singing by Protest in harmony, readings of poems and the names of COs from across Scotland, as well as contemporary COs from around the world, and recollections by the descendants of First World War COs. Organised by: Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Contact: Brian Larkin,  0131 629 1058,  coordinator@peaceandjustice.org.uk


May 14th: 12.30 - 1.30 at the memorial to Conscientious Objectors in WW1 on Peace Walk: ring food to share, poetry and song! More info here.


May 15th: 18.00. to 20.00. (Refreshments available from 17.30): The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane. The Merseyside Peace Network shows 'People Who don't Take Up Arms' - a film on COs in South Korea. Info here.


15 May, 12 noon in Tacistock Sq London WC1. Flyer here.

18, 19, 20 May: Play - 'Devils on Horseback: Conscientious Objectors on Trial in Deptford', Goldsmiths, University of London. Info and tickets here.


15 May, 12.00pm, hour-long vigil with leaflets on Hay Hill in the city centre. Organised by: Norwich Quakers. Contact: joy [at] croft@tiscali.co.uk


14th May: 12.30pm: meet at HMS Nelson gate, Queens Street, to walk about 2 miles to Sallyport, singing peace songs and giving the Portsmouth pink peace scarf another outing. More info: http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk/calendar/anonymous/2017/may/co-day-event


May 13th: 2.30 – 3.30 p.m: Ceremony at the Peace Gardens and Sheffield Cenotaph in Barker’s Pool. You can also joing the 'Choir for Peace', which is rehearsing in advance. More info: http://www.purplecats.org.uk/choir-for-peace-notice.html

República de Corea


13th May: Bicycle ride to welcome the International CO day. Let's step on the pedal of peace! 2pm: Departure in front of the Constitutional Court , arrive in front of the National Assembly c. 5pm. Route: Constitutional Court -> Gwanghwamun Station -> Seodaemun Station -> Gongdeok Station -> Mapo Bridge -> Entry into Yeouido -> in front of the National Assembly.

More info here.