KONY 2012 is an anti-war crime movement and the title of a breathtaking 30 minute documentary aimed to expose the world to rebel leader Joseph Kony.
Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group in Uganda and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics, primarily because they abduct children to be used as soldiers and sex slaves in the army.
What is the goal of KONY 2012?
Invisible Children, the group behind the movement, has been working for nine years to end Africa’s longest-running armed conflict. US military advisers are currently deployed in Central Africa on a ‘time-limited’ mission to stop Kony and disarm the LRA. If Kony isn’t captured this year, the chance will be gone.
Using film, creativity, and social action, Invisible Children has been able to spread awareness to millions of people across the globe. And they’re just getting started.
What can you do?
The coolest thing about the KONY 2012 movement is how easy it is to get involved. Sign the pledge, purchase an Action Kit, donate money, participate in a “Cover the Night” event, or simply help spread the word.
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