Fourth Estate is the set of ideals that leads Invisible Children’s work.
- We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life
- We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated
- We believe that stopping the most extreme forms of injustice anywhere
is the responsibility of humanity everywhere
Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have been abducting, killing, and displacing civilians in East and central Africa since 1987. We first encountered these atrocities in northern Uganda in 2003 when we met a boy named Jacob who feared for his life and a woman named Jolly who had a vision for a better future. Together, we promised Jacob that we would do whatever we could to stop Joseph Kony and the LRA. Invisible Children was founded in 2004 to fulfill that promise.
Invisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.
We create films to document LRA atrocities, introduce new audiences to the conflict, and inspire global action.
We mobilize massive groups of people to support and advance international efforts to end LRA atrocities.
We work with regional partners to build and expand systems that warn remote communities of LRA attacks and encourage members of the LRA to peacefully surrender.
We work to rehabilitate children directly affected by the LRA and invest in education and economic recovery programs in the post-conflict region to promote lasting peace.