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December 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

This Holiday Season, Connect

Every one of us shares the need to connect. But despite the fact that we’re living in one of the most globally connected times in history, we still struggle to transcend our day-to-day online interactions and develop strong, meaningful connections with others. During this time of year, we feel that struggle more than ever and […]

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December 6, 2016

by Invisible Children

Repost || The LRA is finally weakening in central Africa. Defection Messages could dismantle it.

Today, as the world watches the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, begin at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Washington Post has highlighted an important perspective on how LRA violence that continues in central Africa can be stopped. In an editorial published today, our friends and LRA experts, […]

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December 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

Update on Dominic Ongwen // Trial to Begin Tomorrow

The International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of former LRA commander, Dominic Ongwen, is set to begin tomorrow. So, in preparation, we thought we would take a moment and recap where the proceedings are and talk about what we can expect to see happen moving forward. So, what’s happened so far? In early January 2015, former […]

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November 26, 2016

by Invisible Children

Unlocking Solutions for Peace || Vie et Espoir

At the center of all of our work to end violence and exploitation are amazing community leaders who are turning visions for peace into reality across central Africa. Partners like Samson who works with a community organization called Vie et Espoir. CELEBRATE #GIVINGTUESDAY BY SUPPORTING LOCAL SOLUTIONS FOR PEACE. Vie et Espoir, which means Life […]

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November 23, 2016

by Invisible Children

This #GivingTuesday, Help Us Unlock Solutions to Peace

You know Black Friday, and by now you’ve probably heard of Cyber Monday… but have you ever heard of #GivingTuesday? If not, no worries! We’ll fill you in: While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are dedicated to shopping, either for holiday gifts or simply excellent deals, #GivingTuesday is dedicated to the celebration of giving back […]

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November 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

When The Walking Defeats You // A Look Into the LRA

“Killing seemed normal, another act in the struggle to stay alive.” – When the Walking Defeats You At the top of our winter reading list this year is the recently released story of George Omona, a former member of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). When The Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph […]

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November 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes || Camille and the LRA Crisis Tracker

Ever wondered how our LRA Crisis Tracker works? Or about the people behind it? If so, you’re in luck: today we’re here with some answers! Meet Camille: Invisible Children’s Early Warning Network & LRA Crisis Tracker Project Officer. Camille works closely with Invisible Children’s teams in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the DR Congo […]

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November 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

Our Approach // Adapting Solutions that Work to Address New Challenges

The central African region spanning the borders of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and South Sudan is one of the most vibrant and naturally abundant places on earth. And yet, communities in this region, and the natural world around them, are facing incredible threats to their safety and livelihoods. […]

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November 10, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief | October 2016

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 44 civilians in eight attacks in October, among the lowest monthly totals recorded in 2016. Five of these attacks and nearly all of the abductions were likely committed by the LRA splinter group led by Achaye Doctor, which has been operating independently of Joseph Kony’s command since late 2014. […]

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October 31, 2016

by Invisible Children

Our Approach || Partnering with Local Heroes

At Invisible Children, the most important component of our model is our focus on creating programs that build upon the solutions to violence and exploitation that local leaders are already developing in their own communities. By doing so, we are creating programs that are led by, owned by, and create lasting change in the lives […]

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