KONY 2012 showed the world that Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) must be stopped to set a new precedent for international justice and help people in central Africa find peace. In response, world leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon made promises to help make it happen.
But Joseph Kony continues to roam free.
What’s HappeningRecent reports from leaders in central Africa and escaped LRA abductees  indicate that Kony is roaming freely in an area controlled by Sudan near the border of Central African Republic. Meanwhile, his top commanders are perpetrating attacks hundreds of miles away. So far in 2012, the LRA has carried out 233 attacks on communities in CAR and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), abducting at least 402 innocent civilians . Approximately 470,000  people are currently displaced by these attacks, out of fear of the LRA.
What We’re DoingInvisible Children works with regional partners and civil society leaders in the LRA affected regions to bring a responsible and permanent end to this conflict by prioritizing civilian protection, defection of LRA members, and the rehabilitation of affected communities through our Protection and Recovery Programs  in central and East Africa. Our programs address these critical concerns in the following ways:
Our AimsOn November 17, thousands of citizens from all over the world will converge on Washington, DC for MOVE:DC, the final chapter of the KONY 2012 campaign. We have one goal: convince our leaders to move for justice. Participants at MOVE:DC will stand with human rights activists and leaders from LRA-affected communities in central Africa, and we will echo their calls for international leadership to arrest Joseph Kony and his top commanders, protect people from further LRA attacks, and restore communities devastated by their violence .
Representatives from the governments of Uganda, South Sudan, Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan – whose countries’ are each affected by the LRA – and from the United States, the European Union, the African Union, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court – whose leadership and support is crucial to the mission – have each been invited to join us at MOVE:DC in what we’re calling the Global Summit on the LRA, to engage participants in a conversation about what is needed to succeed. In the meantime, we are asking them to commit to follow through.
We ask that: