Invisible children (Kony 2012)

A couple of years ago, I decided to support Invisible Children, hoping that those following this blog would too. Little did I know that the charity organization would create such an influential global movement. For those who have no read into this, let me explain.

First I suggest you read my previous post on invisible children that elaborates on how the charity was set up and the founders’ intentions behind it.

Now onto Kony 2012, a film by the creators of Invisible Children that attempts to raise awareness about Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. This man has forced over 60,000 brainwashed children to fight as soldiers for the last two decades.

This internal Ugandan war has caused thousands to flee their own country and separate from their loved ones. Families attempt to find aid in neighboring countries where they hide out in refugee camps without the necessary resources for survival.

Celebrities as well as politicians have been backing the Kony 2012 campaign which aims to “end Africa’s longest running armed conflict”.

If you haven’t seen the promotional video yet, which has over 60 million views, click here and become aware of what’s going on. You can also pledge in order to “help us to bring Kony to justice in 2012”.

Do it and do right.

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