VIDEO: Stop #KONY2012

Watch this video from Capital FM and SPREAD THE WORD. It is heart wrenching and a call to action to Stop the LRA And its leader Joseph Kony, who has abducted and used child soldiers for years. These children have had their lives torn and changed forever. They live in fear of being killed or have been abducted and forced into sexual labor (if girls) and to murder family members, friends and strangers alike (if boys).

It is 2012 and this is the year he will be stopped. The call to action is gathering 20 people of culture (celebrities, the rich etc) and 12 policy makers in order to make Kony “famous.” Making Kony’s name a household one will be the first step to capturing him and returning all the abducted children home.

Invisible Children website.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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