Over the last two days, nearly 10 million people have taken a look at Joseph Kony—the brutal leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. The LRA has devastated villages across northern Uganda, the Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Over the last 26 years, according to Invisible Children, more than 30,000 people have been abducted by the LRA and at least 2.1 million people have been displaced. If you're not familiar with Invisible Children, they are an organization that seeks to end the conflict inflicted by the Lord's Resistance Army and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers.
While we can agree that Joseph Kony should be stopped, a major problem, according to Jason Russell of Invisible Children, is that "99 percent of the planet doesn't know who he is."
Invisible Children's response is to make Kony famous with this video and their Kony 2012 campaign. Their hope is to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. This is a serious goal for a very complicated issue; however, the first step towards making a change is awareness, and Invisible Children is hitting that nail smack dab on the head. If you haven't seen this incredibly moving video, check it out, share it with your friends and take action below!
3. Tweet at culture makers and policy makers urging them to #StopKony now (scroll down to find the list of people you can message)