Thank you for reading this and doing further research about Invisible Children (IC) and KONY 2012. In response to this explosion of interest about the KONY 2012 film, there have been hundreds of thousands of comments in support of the arrest of Joseph Kony and the work of Invisible…
This article written by Lisa Shannon was posted in Nicholas D. Kristof’s New York Times column on Friday. Atrocities are still being committed by Joseph Kony and the LRA in DR Congo and CAR. The article offers a glimpse into the real stories of individual people in DR Congo who have lost their lives, their families, or are currently threatened by LRA violence.
Franscisca’s Uncle Alexander lost several sons and grandchildren in one day. He and his elderly wife were forced to run naked through the forest with the LRA shooting at them. Though he lost everything in a few days, he was clear. “We don’t need plastic buckets and cloth handouts. We had a good life before. Get rid of the LRA.”
For more information about where the LRA is active right now, visit LRACrisisTracker.com, a website by Invisible Children and Resolve. It uses information sourced from Invisible Children’s Early Warning Radio Network, UN agencies, and local NGOs. It shows exactly where these attacks have been taking place and has video interviews with some of the survivors so that they can tell their own stories and communicate in their own words the urgency of stopping Joseph Kony and the LRA.
(Photo by Lisa Shannon)
Our Movement Director, Zachary Barrows, discusses some of the questions surrounding our organization and points to the true focus of the KONY 2012 film:
“Whether you’re criticizing Invisible Children or not, it’s not about us. I think that everyone can agree that this violence needs to stop and children should not be forced to fight.”
View the news clip here.
“One of the abducted boys featured in the viral video demanding the capture of infamous warlord Joseph Kony is now a man and says the time for justice has arrived.”