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August 18, 2017

by Invisible Children

#NotATarget | Tomorrow is World Humanitarian Day

Every year on August 19th, we mark our calendars for  World Humanitarian Day, a global day of recognition for those who give up their time, talents, and sometimes their safety to help address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. This year, the focus of World Humanitarian day is on communities around the world who […]

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May 12, 2017

by Invisible Children

Teaching Mechanics for Peace

Local leaders and visionaries are at the center of everything we do to end exploitation and violence in vulnerable communities. Maurille is one of the many resourceful leaders developing innovative solutions to keep communities safe from violence. Maurille works with our community partner in the Central African Republic (CAR), Vie et Espoir. In marginalized communities like Maurille’s […]

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January 31, 2017

by Invisible Children

The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative Closes Its Doors

A message from our CEO, Lisa Dougan: Today is a bittersweet day. Earlier this morning, our friends at The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative announced that they will be closing their doors today. Please take a moment to read the message below from Resolve’s Director, Paul Ronan. Invisible Children has worked alongside Resolve for the past […]

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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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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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October 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

In Case You Missed It || Harvard Case Study Highlights Resilience of LRA-Affected Communities

Last November, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), a humanitarian research center at Harvard University, published a fascinating report highlighting community resilience in areas affected by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). “We Mobilized Ourselves” highlights the incredibly innovative solutions LRA-affected communities across central and East Africa have developed to protect their families from the LRA, […]

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October 11, 2016

by Invisible Children

Partner Spotlight || Father Ernest and SAIPED

Meet Father Ernest: the national coordinator of SAIPED, one of Invisible Children’s closest partners in DR Congo. Father Ernest and his team at SAIPED were vital to the creation of our community resilience programming including the Community Defection Committee and Mobile Cinema programs, and continue to work alongside Invisible Children to improve community led responses […]

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September 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

Action Alert || Urge the U.S. Government to #HaltArms to South Sudan

Since 2013, the young nation of South Sudan has been in the midst of a violent civil war. The violence, which is both politically and ethnically driven, is primarily between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, and those loyal to the Vice President, Riek Machar. However tens of thousands of civilians have been […]

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August 3, 2016

by Invisible Children

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Community Defection Committees

At Invisible Children, we’re committed to ensuring community leadership is at the heart of all of our programs working to protect civilians from violence. A perfect illustration of this can be found in our Community Defection Committees (CDCs), which function alongside our Early Warning Network. Through locally-led workshops and an innovative Mobile Cinema program, LRA-affected […]

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June 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

FLASH ALERT: LRA RELEASES 12 WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND COULD FREE MORE

On the morning of June 8th, an LRA group based in DR Congo released 12 women and children captives to one of Invisible Children’s community partners, with a message that they want to release more. WE HAVE ROUGHLY 72 HOURS TO MAKE THAT POSSIBLE. DONATE TODAY TO HELP BRING MORE LRA CAPTIVES HOME. While traveling […]

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