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KONY 2012 – Invisible Children

We are aware of the many wars taking place around the world. Especially if there is oil or natural resources in place Western governments make sure we know about it and the next thing you know there is an international war taking place. But what about the countries who  hold no strategic place in the world or those with no voice. The Kony 2012 campaign by Invisible Children want to give these children a voice and ask the world governments to step in and do something for the good of mankind. Imagine being a child having to run away in the dark of night to prevent yourself from becoming a child soldier. Children are being forced to kill and girls are used as sex slaves. 
 
Now I was skeptical reading about this because it was the usual American (European) heading to Africa to act as saviour. However I feel if Africa and her people continently and diaspora can use such people in the right way she could benefit. These children are being given a voice they did not have before. Let us not just sit back and complain about what a different race is doing. Maybe we should be pro-active and if many are already pro-active, get them heard. Better a solution then a problem.
 
I wish the campaign all the best. I also hope that all the other wars that are going on get as much spotlight time for change as well. Let us hope Joseph Kony is captured. Africa deserves peace and progression their own way.
 
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. (source)


Jezebel has a critique of the campaign that is worth reading. You can read the article here



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