A Statement from the Satter Foundation on Shannon Sedgwick Davis and To Stop A Warlord

The Satter Foundation’s mission is to empower the powerless and to preserve our world’s land and water by investing in bold, tactical and innovative social entrepreneurs and organizations.   We envision a world where all people – no matter where or in what circumstances they are born – have the resources and opportunities to live a free, educated, prosperous and healthy life. 

The Satter Foundation has for many years proudly supported the work of Shannon Sedgwick Davis and the Bridgeway Foundation in order to end the violence perpetrated by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army and to try to capture Joseph Kony and bring him to justice.

Kony is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of civilians in Africa.  This includes massacres on Christmas Day.  In addition, Kony has abducted thousands of children using the boys as child soldiers and the girls as sex slaves.  This is simply not acceptable and these atrocities have been well documented thanks to the excellent work of groups like Invisible Children.

Ms. Davis demonstrates that anyone is empowered to make a positive difference in the world.   She started fighting for human rights and over time became a well-known human rights activist.  At International Justice Mission she focused on ending the child sex trade and forced prostitution in Southeast Asia.  She is on the Advisory Board of the Elders, a collective group of world leaders assembled to contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackling some of the world’s toughest problems.  Elders include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late Nelson Mandela, President Jimmy Carter and the late Kofi Anan.  Ms. Davis is also on the board of Humanity United, a foundation committed to building a world where modern-day slavery and mass atrocities are no longer a reality.  

As shared in her book, To Stop a Warlord, Ms. Davis worked closely over the past few years with the African Union, the United States Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, and various advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch, Invisible Children, and Resolve Uganda.  These groups have played a crucial role in saving innocent lives and restoring peace and security to the region.  In the  period of a few years, there has been an over 95% reduction in killings by the LRA, down from 706 civilians in 2010 to 7 civilians in 2018.   As a result of this success, thousands of children who were child soldiers or sex slaves have been freed and are trying to rebuild their shattered lives.

The Satter Foundation is grateful for the work of Shannon Sedgwick Davis, the Bridgeway Foundation, the United States government at multiple levels, the Africa Union, Human Rights Watch, Invisible Children, Resolve Uganda, and all of the other parties who have worked and are working hard to stop the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and the LRA.  

To date, Kony has still not been captured.   We look forward to the day when Joseph Kony is brought to justice.

For more information on To Stop a Warlord, please visit