Falling Whistles For Peace In Congo

Via Emily Nuchols
on Feb 10, 2010
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fallingwhistlesPhoto courtesy Falling Whistles

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the world’s largest and most deadly war. During the past 10 years, roughly 6 million people have died, and nearly 1,500 people continue to lose their lives daily. Some of those lives are young boys, too small to carry guns. These boys carry whistles and are on the front lines of this bloody war.


Falling Whistles is a campaign for Peace in Congo. The group works to rehabilitate and advocate the children living within our worlds’s largest war.

From Falling Whistles:

Originally just a journal written about boys sent to the frontlines of war armed with only a whistle, readers forwarded it with the same kind of urgency in which it was written and demanded to know –
what can we do?

The Falling Whistles campaign launched with a simple response – make their weapon your voice and be a whistleblower for peace in Congo. Read the story and buy the whistle. Proceeds go to rehabilitate and advocate for war-affected children. Share their story and speak up for them.

Together, we’ll become the voice of a growing coalition for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Last night, I went to an event to support Falling Whistles at the Lizard Lounge here in Portland. The response from our community was strong and passionate, and it got me thinking… I wholeheartedly believe in international mindfulness and I am humbled by the amazing people who make it their life’s work to take action on the global scale. But it was a good reminder to think about the importance of causes, about the time, energy and passion that goes into each and every one — even those closer to home.


About Emily Nuchols

An eco warrior obsessed with traveling and promoting conservation, Emily is the co-founder of Under Solen Media and the team's go-to girl for everything non-profit and environment related. Armed with a B.A in Environmental Journalism from Western Washington University, she has spent the last few years on the frontlines of conservation efforts, working to save Pacific Northwest wild salmon and restore flee-flowing rivers. When she’s not talking or writing about the environment, she’s out exploring it, and is known to seek out places where she can get in a good morning yoga session or trail run.


5 Responses to “Falling Whistles For Peace In Congo”

  1. Thanks for this important message Emily. I'm buying a Whistle for Peace today!

  2. Gil says:

    I am an old friend of Brett, one of the founders of FW, i know how much it means to him for you to pass this message on. thank you!

  3. Gil says:

    Sean* sorry his brothers Brett

  4. Nancy Ward says:

    We had dinner with you at Riverbend recently. I teach art and graphic design at CBU. I am assigning environmental installations all around the Cal Baptist campus in Riverside, CA. designed around falling whistles – what it is and your solution. We will keep you posted on the results.

    Be encouraged,
    Nancy Ward

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