Human Rights Watch has spent years investigating the horrors perpetrated by the LRA in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan. We've gathered evidence at massacre sites and interviewed hundreds of boys and girls forced to fight for his army or held captive as sex slaves. We've taken our findings to government leaders, pushing for action, and created this video postcard bringing the voices and appeals of victims directly to the Obama administration.
Human Rights Watch has long urged a concerted international response to assist regional efforts to arrest Kony and other LRA leaders subject to arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court. Such action requires: • Increased protection for civilians to prevent retaliatory attacks by the LRA • A program to rescue children and adults captured by the LRA • Rehabilitation for LRA fighters and captives who escape • Enhanced communication and early warning systems so civilians can report attacks and rapid assistance can be deployed • Better demobilization efforts to help LRA fighters who want to surrender • Deployment of capable forces with adequate logistical and intelligence support to apprehend the LRA's leaders