KONY 2012

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care? A Response to NPR


Last week NPR released a story called “Kony’s Back in the News. Do Teenagers Still Care?”. NPR is a very a highly revered news outlet in the Invisible Children office. Odds are, if you walk past any of us with our headphones on, we’re listening to our favorite NPR podcast (S/O: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell [...] Read More

Thank you cards are boring: KONY 2012 two-year anniversary

Thank you cards. Often boring to write, occasionally boring to receive, but usually a necessary part of human interaction. Two years ago today we started a campaign called KONY 2012. It was an experiment to see if the world was ready to unite and speak out against the horrific and unseen crimes of Joseph Kony [...] Read More

Invisible Children responds to Expedition Kony

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We have collaborated and worked with numerous NGOs, government officials, donors, civil society members, and foundations to implement effective, life-saving programs that contribute to the protection of civilians and an end to LRA violence. The LRA is currently being tracked by sophisticated multi-national military teams that in the past month have come closer than ever [...] Read More

Uganda: Photo Friday


Abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army 14 years ago while on his way to school, Charles recently escaped and returned to Uganda. He went through World Vision’s rehabilitation program, funded by Invisible Children, to prepare him for being reunited with his family. Yesterday, Charles went home to stay. World Vision will continue to follow up [...] Read More

Supporter Spotlight // the tattoos to prove it

From left to right: Amanda White, Lauren O'Brien, and Kevo Rivera. Bottom: Hannah Crowder

Bold and brave and controversial…tattoos make statements. For many people, tattoos are a form of self expression. To best articulate our inner self, we mark our outer body. We’ve come across lots of Invisible Children-inspired tats, and we’re equally honored and curious about the specific stories and reasoning behind them. Here’s some quotes and photos from [...] Read More

Supporter Spotlight // Hayley Reardon

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Music is a driving force in the work we do here at Invisible Children. It propels our social movement and serves as a universal language. The same is true for 16-year-old singer and songwriter Hayley Reardon. This Boston native is much like every 16-year-old. She’s an avid reader and coffee drinker. Oh, and she used songwriting to [...] Read More

The true power of media


This post is about the power of media. Whether it be videos, social media platforms, or the daily news, our world operates as a product of what we see and read on a daily basis. The ubiquitous media presence plays an undeniable role in establishing the truth we subscribe to each and every day. Sitting [...] Read More

Breaking down our four-part model: Media


Can a story change the world? We’re counting on it. Invisible Children was founded on a film. The Rough Cut made its debut in 2004 after our co-founders Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when the [...] Read More

Ben Keesey // Media that Moves Millions


Last week, our CEO Ben Keesey spoke on behalf on Invisible Children at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. The panel was part of the Media that Moves Millions conference and included several other prominent individuals whose campaigns have sparked massive international support. New York Times columnist  Nicholas Kristoff and United Nations Foundation CEO [...] Read More

We are the Fourth Estate


This generation is changing the rules. The traditional routes of communication, influence, and authority have been reversed, and our connectedness has turned the power pyramid upside down. Invisible Children firmly believes that with the ability to see one another comes the responsibility to protect one other. The Liberty Triangle was inspired by the three-layer pyramid that illustrates [...] Read More