CNN video // Kidnapping children, from Nigeria to Uganda

Boko Haram militants. The group is responsible for the abduction of over 100 girls on Tuesday morning.

Early Tuesday morning in Nigeria, more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. Suspected Islamic extremists from the group Boko Haram have taken the girls to become sex slaves and ‘cooks’. A few of the girls escaped from the truck they were piled into in by swinging off branches and jumping from the moving [...] Read More

IC’s latest project: Community Defection Committees + Mobile Cinema

Last fall we shared a bit about a workshop that was taking place at Invisible Children’s regional office in Kampala, Uganda planning the development of Community Defection Committees throughout the LRA-affected regions in central Africa. Well, since then big things have happened… We’re excited to announce that this most recent Invisible Children program is now successfully [...] Read More

Legacy Scholarship Program // Meet Zainab Akello


There is a community in northern Uganda where, before a few months ago, few women had received university degrees. And, before now, no Muslim woman had received a university degree either. Enter Zainab Akello, a recent graduate of Kampala International University and Invisible Children’s Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP). Zainab has spent the last three years [...] Read More

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


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


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

French forces in Rwanda were accused of not doing enough to stop the killing

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