Reblog // When trying to spur change, ‘the greatest sin is boring’

The following is reblogged from Laurie Goering with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. // With efforts to curb climate change bogged down by virtually every mistake in the book – messages delivered in impenetrable jargon, no clear way for individuals to take action, a focus on doomsday scenarios – campaigners might take some lessons from Ben Keesey. He’s [...] Read More


Remembering Elijah Muchiri

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The entire Invisible Children community mourns the loss of Elijah Muchiri, Head of Office for Invisible Children Uganda (ICU). Elijah passed away on March 29 in Nairobi, Kenya after a long battle with on-going health issues. When Elijah joined the ICU team in June 2012, it was not just his depth of professional experience working [...] Read More


3 ways MINUSCA can tackle the LRA threat in CAR // The Resolve

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated  by the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, and support the sustainable recovery of communities in Africa affected by LRA abuses. — Yesterday the UN Security Council passed a [...] Read More


Favorite Lessons for FAL Instructors

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Invisible Children’s Livelihoods programs work directly with war-affected community members, many of whom never had the chance to receive a real education. Because of this, we create a curriculum to be shared with members of our Village Savings and Loans Associations in order to help them gain basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Heard [...] Read More


Invisible Children hosts ‘Come Home’ Symposium in Central African Republic

It’s been a busy few weeks for our team in the Central African Republic (and a little bit of a party), as we hosted a symposium on Come Home Messaging last Tuesday, alongside some major players in the counter-LRA initiative. Come Home Messaging is an effort to encourage LRA defection by using targeted personal messages [...] Read More


Rwanda: learning to remember

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Genocide: the deliberate murder of a racial or cultural group. On April 6, 1994, the plane carrying Rwanda and Burundi’s presidents was shot down. This double assassination of two ‘Hutus’ (the majority ethnic group in Rwanda) was the spark that ignited 100 days of massacre that left 800,000 Rwandans dead. They were mostly, though not exclusively, from [...] Read More


Stories of the missing // Lagen Alphonse

Abductions by Joseph Kony’s rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. It was 11 years ago when Apio Juliet Okidi last saw her cousin Afany. 19-year-old Afany, also known as Langol Cyprian or Alphonse, was abducted one evening in 2002. [...] Read More


Samantha Power increases UN support in Central African Republic

Invisible Children is one in a coalition of NGOs that have been urging for stronger United States’ engagement in addressing the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). This week, we need your help in encouraging our policymakers to take action. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is traveling to Rwanda to commemorate the [...] Read More


Monday Mini Mixtape: aprilONE

For the first Monday Mixtape of April I present you with some exciting discoveries. All these tracks are unique in their own way– though they all have a bit of dreaminess to them. So glide into the fresh week, and the fresh month, with some fresh tunes. 01. SIREN – I Think I Like You :: If [...] Read More


NY Times Magazine: Portraits of Reconciliation

Twenty years ago today, one of the worst human rights crises began to unfold. This week, in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, New York Times Magazine presented the powerful photoessay entitled “Portraits of Reconciliation”. // Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were [...] Read More