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October 30, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Words we live by // The Rebel’s Manifesto

We stumbled upon the most inspiring list ever during a solid afternoon of #10 – and now we’re putting #3 into action. These “13 commandments” resonate with a ton of our life mottos here at Invisible Children (like 5, 7, 8…). We think they deserve to be tacked on your bedroom wall, shared with your Facebook friends, tattooed […]

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October 29, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Reblog // New Statesman: Kony is Africa’s Forgotten Scourge

“The conflict in northern Uganda is the biggest forgotten, neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today.”     –Jan Egeland, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN  During Kony 2012, we made Joseph Kony a household name and brought international attention to the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Since that time, much of the hype and media attention […]

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October 28, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

2014 Ebola Outbreak // Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve all read the headlines and heard the newscasts: the 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, and is primarily affecting the countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (all in West Africa). Here at Invisible Children, we are no strangers to the Ebola virus; in 2012, an outbreak spread across Uganda, personally affecting […]

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October 27, 2014

by Invisible Children

Take Action Now // Kony in Kafia Kingi

“If you kill one person, you go to jail; if you kill 50,000 people, you probably stay in power. This is why we need international justice.” –Louis Moreno Ocampo, Former Chief Prosecutor of the ICC THE GOOD NEWS: We know where Joseph Kony has been hiding. For the past two years, Kony has frequently received […]

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October 24, 2014

by Invisible Children

Three things we look for in a new hire

When you work in People Operations (known as Human Resources in most organizations), the golden question you are always asked is, “What do you look for in an applicant?” Well, I’m here to let the cat out of the bag. One of the most exciting parts of my job is getting to hand-pick the incredible […]

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October 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

14 Halloween Costumes You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes

We’ve all been THAT person – the one who leaves their Halloween costume prep ’til last minute and shows up at the party looking like an epic fail. So this year, we’re making it easier on you with some simple costume ideas you can create from items you already own. Instead of A) completely bombing […]

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by Miranda Brown

Reblog // Army: Messaging leads to mass defections from Kony

Over the summer, defections and releases from the LRA skyrocketed. Almost 100 men, women and children returned home – the most we’ve seen since we expanded our central Africa programs in 2008. The “why” behind those incredible numbers? Successful defection messaging, according to a recent article from Army Times. And we have to agree. Defection messaging, […]

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October 22, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Welcome Home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team. In case you missed it… Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or […]

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October 21, 2014

by Alex Collins

Monday Mini Mixtape | octoberONE

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve made you a Monday Mini Mixtape. And now that the summer is officially coming to a close, we thought we’d bring you the best of an endless summer list of hit songs created by a few of our favorite lady singers. Because we know who really runs the […]

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October 20, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // Who is in charge of the LRA?

The LRA conflict has wreaked havoc on central and East Africa for 27 years, leaving communities in desperate need of protection and rehabilitation. Throughout this time, the rebel group’s tactics have remained brutal and atrocious – children are forced to kill members of their own families and become soldiers (or even sex slaves). In recent […]

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