Who is Joseph Kony? What is Kony 2012? Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal, and this 2012 tragedy is currently making news now that this video has gone viral. 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.
The LRA is no longer active in Northern Uganda (where it originated). But it continues its campaign of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. In its 26-year history, The LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children and displaced at least 2.1 million people.
Take a moment to watch the disturbing video below which captures the stories of thousands of innocent children who have been and are currently being abducted, tortured and brain washed by Joseph Kony. We can make a difference.