June 27, 2012 by Azy Groth
We want a future in which child abductions and mass atrocities don’t go unnoticed–starting with the atrocities of Joseph Kony and the LRA.
Joseph Kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals, and I call on my leaders to support the international efforts now led by the United Nations and African Union to arrest him and his top commanders, bring the child soldiers home, and restore lasting peace.
Between March and May, 3,729,816 people signed this pledge. This week that message was delivered at the United Nations.
Marcelo is 15 years old. He worked tirelessly last fall raising money for Invisible Children’s early-warning radio network in DR Congo. Maya, too, is 15 years old. This past spring, when KONY 2012 and Cover the Night launched, she stepped up as a leader in her school community. Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the UN, accepted your pledges from these young activists.
Father Benoit’s full-time work is civilian protection and rehabilitation in DR Congo because of LRA atrocities.Yesterday he delivered your signatures to the two people in the United Nations and African Union who have the most influence on the strategy to stop the LRA: Abou Moussa and Francisca Madeira.
Marcelo, Maya, and Father Benoit represent the hearts, hands, and minds of this movement. Together, we are building the future we want.