NGO Ukrainian Pacifist Movement was founded in 2019 to advocate, practice and protect human rights to peace and to conscientious objection to military service, to work, research, educate for peaceful conflict management, disarmament, peace culture, to strengthen nonviolent way of life and democratic civilian control over military affairs.
We participate in international networks: European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, World BEYOND War, War Resisters’ International, International Peace Bureau, Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education.
Areas of our peace work:
☮ Uphold human right to refuse to kill! We claim legal right to conscientious objection to military service according to international human rights standards, helping to advocate and defend the right to refuse to kill.
☮ Stop the war in Ukraine and all wars in the world! We call for an immediate ceasefire, fair inclusive peace talks, and worldwide transition towards nonviolent society.
☮ Build Peace! We help civilians to survive and live peacefully and happily, remaining civilians. We tell the truth, give hope, help the needy, study and teach peaceful conflict resolution and nonviolent way of life. We strengthen solidarity of peace-loving people and peace movement.
War is a crime against humanity. Therefore, we are determined not to support any kind of war and to strive for the removal of all causes of war.
We understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. We commit to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.
Ukrainian Pacifist Movement (president Ruslan Kotsaba, vice-president Ihor Skrypnik) is a non-governmental, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established at 29.08.2019, registered at 05.09.2019 by the decision No 2566 of the Main Territorial Department of the Ministry of Justice in Kyiv; listed under No 1503199 in the Register of Civic Associations.
Enjoy human right to peace together!