KONY 2012

by mimshaikh

It seems to be the hype at the moment on all social mediums.

What is KONY 2012? 

 Over the next few days, weeks and months you will be hearing and seeing the slogan ‘KONY 2012′ plastered everywhere!

 “KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

 Who is Joseph Kony?

 Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Joseph Kony found himself running out of fighters, he started abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers. The LRA is encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians–often with blunt weapons.

 What are the aims of Kony 2012?

 1) That Joseph Kony is known as the World’s Worst War Criminal.

2) That the U.S. military advisers support the Ugandan Army until Kony has been captured and the LRA has been completely disarmed. They need to follow through all the way and finish what they have started.

 If you want to make a difference, even if it’s in the smallest possible way, you can.

 WATCH the video, SHARE the video, and PLEDGE your support online by signing the petition here.