Whistle Blower For Peace
Ciara was spotted at the airport as she headed home from her vacation in Miami. She wore a Falling Whistle around her neck in support of a nonprofit campaign for peace and aid for children in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Falling Whistles. The child soldiers who are too small to hold guns are given whistles and are put on the front lines. Their job is to blow a whistle to let everyone know when the enemy is coming, so they are the first ones killed.
Falling Whistles is a small window into our world’s largest war.
Over a year ago, laying in Titu Prison, 5 boy-prisoners spoke of the whistleblowers.
Abducted in Congo and too small to carry a gun, boys were given merely a whistle and sent to the front lines of battle.
The sound of their whistles calling together was meant to frighten the enemy away. Failing that, their sole duty was to receive the bullets with their bodies.
With falling whistles, their only choice was to feign death, or face it.
The world is changed by those who speak up. Whistleblowers. Rarely understood in their time, history looks back and calls them courageous.
Around the world, the sound of the whistle means stop. Pay attention. Speak up and say the same.
Make their weapon your voice and be a whistleblower for peace.
You can also connect with Falling whistles on Facebook.