Dear partners and friends,
We invite you to a webinar hosted by young people at an international antimilitarist youth exchange “Not Your Soldier” taking place in Austria at the moment!
No war anywhere! The current war in Ukraine has changed Europe and the world massively in the past months. Prices of food, oil, gas and electricity are rising fast. And this in the midst of an ongoing ecological crisis, pandemic and militarized conflicts for example in Yemen, Myanmar, Tigray, Palestine and Syria. How can we respond to this as young people? What can we do to bring about longlasting peace? How can we stand up against war and militarism?
In all the countries participating in the youth exchange that hosts this webinar, the answer seems to be: Young people need to go to the military. Military service – or an alternative service to it – is obligatory for young men (or what the government perceives to be “men”) or they are thinking about introducing it. What does it mean for our societies that half of the young population is obligated to join the military? What experiences have we personally made around this?
The webinar will take place on Monday 15 August at 16:30 Central European Time (CET). Join us via this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82792941082?pwd=MUEzbnZadmJMYWJKTm5Qa0t6b0w3dz09
The webinar will mostly be discussion-based. Get in conversation with our participants around military conscription, militarization and what antimilitarist options we have out of this.
We will be very happy and grateful if you would join us and would appreciate it if you could share the event and spread the word!Best,
Team of SCI Austria
Service Civil International Austria
A – 1010 Wien, Schottengasse 3a/1/4/59
Tel.: +43 (0)1 535 91 08Bürozeiten: Montag bis Donnerstag von 9:30 bis 13:30 Uhr
ZVR-Nummer: 635 15 1139
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