One year ago today, President Obama signed into law a bill that committed to put an end to the LRA’s brutal atrocities and abductions.
President Obama stated that: “[This] legislation crystallizes the commitment of the United States to help bring an end to the brutality and destruction that have been a hallmark of the LRA across several countries for two decades.”
Today, LRA attacks continue and activists are urging the President to robustly implement his LRA strategy (Resolve).
In Congo today, LRA atrocities are still occurring, on a near-daily basis. Resolve‘s on the ground partner, Fr. Benoit Kinalegu stated:
“Many of us believed that President Obama’s commitment to addressing the LRA threat would finally help stop our suffering. Yet one year later, we continue to live in fear as the LRA’s attacks have shown no signs of decreasing.”
Progress has been made, but that is not enough to end the suffering and to bring about justice. Confronting this injustice needs much more global support and commitment from international actors, but more so, from the people.
So for now, as government’s, local, regional and international, attempt to annihilate Kony and bring about justice, I will continue to do what I can to help the victims of this never-ending conflict.
Join me and other individuals, activists and lobby groups across the globe, committed to seeing an end to the war, an end to the use of child soldiers worldwide and also dedicated to the protection and support of the millions of innocent victims of this ongoing brutal conflict. After all, it is the people like you and me who are making progress and bringing these neglected humanitarian catastrophes to the fore. It is only the people who have the power to make a real difference.
I urge others around the world to mobilize their peers to take action, by doing something to actually help rebuild the lives of the victims of this horrific war in East Africa, or to help spread the word to ensure international actors stay focused on helping to end this war and aiding the people in post-war recovery.
See: Bikes4life.com.au to see what a small group of people from Melbourne Australia are doing to aid LRA victims in Northern Uganda.
Bikes 4 Life are also on Twitter (@bikes4lifeorg) and Facebook (Bikes4lifeorg) so join today and help spread the word about this injustice and be a part of ending the silence that has gone on for far too long!
Also check out the amazing work from U.S based activists and major lobby groups – The people behind the movement in America: Resolve, Invisible Children and The Enough Project, headed by John Predergast and George Clooney.
George Clooney talks about the crsis in East Africa with President Obama
Child Troopers the feature documentary (to be released in 2012) will be film that educates and inspires audiences across the globe to become apart of a movement aimed at protecting and aiding women and children affected by conflict. Stay tuned for more info… For the time being, just do what you can, but do something.
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