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December 22, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Don’t be afraid // Reflections from Bethany Bylsma

Last week, we announced some major changes we’re making next year. And in the past week, we’ve been overwhelmed with positive responses, full of love, nostalgia and inspiration. All of you have been sharing your stories and expressing how much you’ve learned through your time with us. We absolutely LOVE that. Storytelling is an important part […]

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December 19, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Reblog // GOOD Magazine: Invisible Children to Shutter Operations in 2015

If you’ve been online within the last few days, you might have noticed that when we announced major changes happening at Invisible Children in 2015, the press took notice as well. A number of news sources have covered our story. We think one of the fairest came from GOOD Magazine, an online news outlet that covers humanitarian […]

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December 18, 2014

by Julian Elam

A Community Takes Charge of its Future in Mboki

Members of the Community Defection Committee (CDC) in Mboki, CAR, which was established by Invisible Children and community partner Vision Development, have been busy lately. On November 29th, they welcomed Guy Issa Parfait, a 19-year-old LRA escapee who had been held captive for over a year. Guy specifically asked Mbororo cattle herders in the area […]

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December 17, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Can’t stop, won’t stop // Meet Munduga Patrick

During this transition year, we want to spotlight a few of our staff members who will be keeping up the work and handing off Invisible Children’s programs to local partners. One of our rockstar team members is Munduga Patrick.   When we say you’re supporting Invisible Children’s best and brightest into the new year, here’s […]

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December 16, 2014

by Miranda Brown

The fight to end LRA violence // The New York Times

Yesterday, we announced that Invisible Children is making major changes in 2015. Our fearless leader Ben Keesey wrote an Op-Ed for Nicholas Kristof’s column in the New York Times. Read on for Ben’s explanation of the upcoming transition, and his take on we can all learn from it. ++ The Fight to End the Lord’s Resistance Army Violence By Ben […]

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by Invisible Children

Invisible Children’s Official Statement // 2015 Transition

INVISIBLE CHILDREN ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES TO US OPERATIONS Non-profit organization working to bring a permanent end to the violence of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central and East Africa will launch Finishing Fund to underwrite protection programs, and Citizen Volunteer Network to continue activism efforts before closing the doors on US headquarters SAN […]

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December 15, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Don’t Stop Believin’ // Meet our friends in Congress and CAR

You may have heard about some big changes we’re making in 2015 (if you haven’t, stop reading this and get the whole story here). Just to clarify, Invisible Children is not closing – we’re scaling back our U.S. operations so that we can focus entirely on our advocacy and central Africa programs. We’re not gonna lie […]

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by Invisible Children

We still need you // Invisible Children’s Finishing Fund

Earlier today, we told you about some big changes happening at Invisible Children. If you missed it, get the whole story here. Long story short, we’re downsizing the bulk of our U.S. programs and operations at the end of the year in order to prioritize our political advocacy and central Africa programs through 2015. As […]

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by Invisible Children

An Important Message // Major Changes in 2015

We’re announcing today that the Invisible Children you’ve known is drastically changing. We are downsizing the bulk of our U.S. programs and operations at the end of the year to prioritize our political advocacy and central Africa programs through 2015. Whether you slept outside with us in 2006 at the Global Night Commute to protest […]

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December 12, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THE LRA?

We often talk about our defection programs because so many returnees cite our “Come Home” fliers or messages as the reason they chose to leave the bush. But what happens after these people return home? Unfortunately, there is a serious disparity in resources dedicated to the rehabilitation and reintegration of former LRA members. Depending on age, […]

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