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NY Times: Engaging African Voices on Kony

 March 21, 2012, 6:53 pm

Engaging African Voices on Kony

A boy who was abducted by the LRA and escaped several months later. 
Lindsay Branham/DTJA boy who was abducted by the LRA and escaped several months later.
A critical perspective has been missing from the conversation resulting from the Kony 2012 campaign: that of those currently living in Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas.

The voices of affected individuals and communities should be at the center of this swelling chorus of opinions. If they were, perhaps the clamor of criticism could quiet long enough to hear what is being asked of humanitarians, academics, policy makers, and global citizens.

A women’s association leader in a community in LRA affected northeastern Congo who cares for children who have escaped from the LRA said, “People in the LRA are killing our own children. We need peace. Advocate on our behalf.”

Are we?

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