Since 2005, the LRA has been poaching elephants in Garamba National Park and using the elephants’ ivory to fund their operations and continue killing innocent civilians in central Africa. Through defection flier messaging, we are directly targeting groups in the park, asking them to lay down their arms and peacefully surrender. 79% of defectors in the past year have cited these fliers as influential in their escape.
To learn more about our Protection Programs: http://spr.ly/pp_5
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Access the recent report from Enough Project, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative, and Invisible Children about the LRA’s tactics in poaching elephants: http://spr.ly/ElephantPoachinginCongo
Where has Joseph Kony been hiding?
Yesterday, we asked our supporters to reach out to the U.S. State Department to remain committed to counter-LRA operations in light of recent events in the Central African Republic. Today, Donald Yamamoto and the State Dept. reaffirmed their commitment.
Now our sights are set on the African Union for them to continue their counter-LRA efforts and ensure that civilians remain protected. Act now: http://spr.ly/Tweet_AU
It is with great consternation that we learned US and UPDF security forces in Obo, Haut-Mbomou CAR must leave the prefecture of Haut-Mbomou. No one here ignores the intrinsic value of the support these two forces provide in the fight against the LRA rebels of Joseph Kony.
From the depth of our hearts, women from Haut-Mbomou oppose themselves to this precipitated departure, as it will lead to sexual abuse on girls and women, and to them becoming porters.
+ Women Association, Central African Republic
Ten local civil society groups in CAR issued statements urging the US and Ugandan governments to stay committed to protecting civilians from LRA violence. Help amplify these local voices so that they aren’t ignored.
Important decisions regarding the continuation of the counter-LRA operations are being made RIGHT NOW due to recent events in the Central African Republic with Seleka and the government overthrow.
Tweet Secretary of State John Kerry to remind him of commitments the U.S. has already made to end LRA violence. http://spr.ly/ker
FROM THE VAULT: National Tour Launch [10 Year Anniversary Remastered]
“In 2004 and 2005, Bobby, Laren, and I would travel around the nation doing screenings at universities, bookstores, places of worship… pretty much anywhere that would take us. The way people (especially young people) were responding to The Rough Cut forced us to realize we had a potential movement on our hands. We decided to have a huge event called The Global Night Commute, but in order to get the word out to hundreds of thousands of people we knew we had to ‘work ourselves out of a job’ and duplicate ourselves. Not knowing how to get the Invisible Children message out there in a major way, we dreamed up the novel idea of ‘Roadies’ - individuals who would live on the road for three months to share the film and promote the event. This video is the first movement video ever made; it was edited in one long all-nighter and then loaded onto a brand new website called YouTube. Enjoy.” - Jason Russell