Do you see this pictures?
That’s what Joseph Kony is doing. Well, not really him. The Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.
The LRA is composed of tens of thousands of abducted children.
Kony makes them mutilate people’s faces and shoot their own parents.
The girls are turned into sex slaves.
Obviously, what Kony is doing is not right.
Kony is invisible.
But this is the year he gets captured.
I’m not expecting this to get 20k notes.
But I do hope that this informs at least one person of the injustice going on in this world.
Horrific. Make it stop by reblogging and raising AWARENESS!
“She says she’s just waiting to die.
‘I don’t have a future anymore.’”
I read this heartbreaking story earlier this afternoon on Yahoo!, and felt almost as powerless as the victim, Evie. I can’t even begin to imagine living so tortured a life in my own skin: fearing for my life that my true identity could surface, unable to freely come and go about my days as the self I see and yearn to be, and all because who and what I personally identify with goes against a religious and/or cultural status quo. So long as someone is carrying out their civil duties as a positive member of society, then I firmly believe it should not matter how you live your personal life. Do no kill, steal, cheat or otherwise commit any acts of wrongdoing against yourself or others, and the world can go on in relative peace.
Unfortunately, there will always be hate, just as there will always be love - the two are yin and yang. Still, a lot more can be done to eradicate hate, a nasty noun that stems from ignorance. Please make an effort to educate yourself and those around you. We’re all just trying to get by…
“Update: May 9 2011 It’s monstrous — thousands of Ugandans could face the death penalty — just for being gay. On Wednesday, Parliament may pass a law that punishes homosexuality with death – we have 48 hours to act.
We’ve stopped this bill before, and we can do it again. Ugandan President Museveni is scared of losing valuable international aid from the West — after a massive international outcry last year, he stopped the bill from coming to a vote. But political unrest is mounting in Uganda, and religious extremists in Parliament are hoping confusion and violence in the streets will distract the international community from a second push to pass this hate-filled law. We can show them that the world is still watching. If we block the vote for two more days until Parliament closes, the bill will expire forever.
With 48 hours to go, every moment counts. Over half a million of us have already joined the call — let’s get to one million voices against Uganda’s gay death penalty in the next 48 hours — sign now then spread the word about this campaign!”
In the next 72 hours, conservative lawmakers could move a bill that would make being LGBT in Uganda a crime punishable by death.
This hateful bill is part of a pattern of the Ugandan government’s violent repression of pro-democracy forces within the country - and time is running out to stop it.
Can you please sign and share this petition demanding that Ugandan President Museveni stop the human rights violations by publicly vowing to veto the “Kill the Gays” bill?
Reblogging all day
Why does this still have fewer than 300 notes? I’m not going to say that you’re heartless if you don’t reblog this, because I hate that, but please, please take a minute or two to put your name on the petition.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON there hasn’t been nearly enough interest and they need signatures NOW.
You know what you have to do, come on.
CAN ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS JUST REBLOG THIS RIGHT NOW?
Reblogging again because, just WTF? A BAN? No. Just no.
Ugandan lesbian honoured for human rights work (via PinkNews.co.uk)
Ugandan lesbian campaigner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been honoured with an international award for her bravery in speaking out for human rights.
Ms Nabagesera, the founder of Freedom and Roam Uganda, is to received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
Award organisers commended her “rare courage” in a country which punishes homosexuality severely.
Ms Nabagesera has appeared on national television and radio to call for LGBT rights and an end to homophobia.
She has been physically attacked and has to move house regularly to escape harassment and threats to her life.
Last year, her name and photo were published by the notorious Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone, which campaigned for gay people to be hung.
The Martin Ennals Award is named after the British human rights activist who died in 1991. He was the Secretary-General of Amnesty International between 1968 and 1980.
A jury from ten human rights organisations, including Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, selected Ms Nabagesera for the award. The honour is designed to publicise the recipient’s work and help protect them from the dangers they face.
The chairman of the award’s jury, Hans Thoolen, said Ms Nabagesera was “an exceptional woman of a rare courage, fighting under death threat for human dignity and the rights of homosexuals and marginalised people in Africa”.
Dipika Nath, an LGBT researcher at Human Rights Watch, said: “This is a fitting tribute to the courage of one woman, Kasha Nabagesera, and to all activists working under conditions of extreme threat.”
Amen. There need to be more like her in this world. SPEAK OUT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT!
Today in History: On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed while standing on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. His assassination by James Earl Ray sparked riots throughout the country. The great civil rights leader left a legacy on the movement and inspired those around the world who strive to make it a better place.
Be honest: were you aware today was such an epic day in history?
Everything Dignidad Rebelde does is amazing.
Love this. Found this one when I just happened to be in the office the designers share with local Oakland progressive folks. They have a lot of amazing images on their site, but this is the only one with a South Asian bend. The two artists at Dignidad Rebelde do most of their art around Chicano, Mexicano, immigration and Palestinian issues. I’d love their style, and wish there was more South Asian influenced work. Designed by Jesus Barraza circa late-2000s out of Oakland.
UNCHR - 400 Chadians arrived at the Egyptian border town of Sallum today at 4pm local time, from the Libyan towns of Brega, Benghazi, and Al Bayda. Our colleague sent us this photo, and told us that these arrivals said that violence against African refugees has increased. As one man told her, ‘old and young even 9 year olds have guns now.’
India’s Pink Gang, the largest women’s vigilante group in the world, shames abusive husbands and corrupt politicians by going door-to-door clad in electric pink saris and wielding sticks called laathis—the same wielded by local cops when patrolling their beat. Recently, they’ve gained political clout by winning seats in the panchayat elections—the equivalent of American municipality elections.