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April 27, 2015

by Invisible Children

COMING HOME || Reblog: Caring Magazine

Harnessing a simple feeling to weaken fighters in the Lord’s Resistance Army By Sean Poole   Coming home is a powerful feeling. As someone who enjoys the comforts and ease of a familiar place, I am not a prime candidate for living and working in the jungles of central Africa. The desire for home was […]

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March 19, 2015

by Ananda Robie

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

A story can change the world. If you’ve been on the lookout for a good read lately, we’ve got you covered. This week, our staff has been glued to an incredible new book called Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen by Lisa Shannon and Francisca Thelin. It’s a compelling true story about a Congolese woman whose family […]

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January 8, 2015

by Invisible Children

What The Surrender of Dominic Ongwen Means to Me || By Ben Keesey

Reports surfaced on Tuesday that senior LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)  indictee Dominic Ongwen is in the custody of U.S. military forces in the Central African Republic (CAR), and that he may have surrendered voluntarily. If officially confirmed, this will be a defining moment in the mission to stop the Lord’s Resistance Army […]

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January 6, 2015

by Invisible Children

Top LRA commander Dominic Ongwen in US custody in Central African Republic

An update on January 15th, 2015 from our Director of International Programs and Policy Advisor, Lisa Dougan:The U.S. military in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR), have handed Ongwen over the the African Union forces in Obo (aka the Ugandan military). It has been reported that Ongwen will be taken to the ICC for trial, with the […]

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December 31, 2014

by Miranda Brown

It’s good to have you with us

As you’ve probably heard by now, Invisible Children is making some major changes in 2015. (If you missed the news amidst all the holiday parties and eggnog lattes, get updated here.) For the last 10 years, we’ve experienced beautiful and powerful victories, and we’ve seen thousands of people become bolder and more compassionate by standing up for […]

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December 27, 2014

by Miranda Brown

How I Became an Activist // Reblog: Huffington Post

In the last few weeks, we’ve received countless messages from our friends and supporters, telling their stories of how Invisible Children has affected their life and purpose. This piece from Adam DeAngelis in the Huffington Post is one we found to be particularly inspiring. In the last 10 years, our media and mobilization projects have challenged young […]

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December 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Invisible Children programs continuing in 2015

As you’ve probably heard, Invisible Children will be undergoing some major changes in 2015. Namely, we are downsizing the bulk of our U.S. programs and operations to prioritize our political advocacy and central Africa programs through 2015. But what does this mean? Below is an outline of exactly which of our programs will be sticking […]

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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 few days, 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 […]

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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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