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June 16, 2015

by Invisible Children

Forgiveness is the way forward

Jean Mbokihinie Koumboyo does not have any photographs of his daughter Adeline. In fact, he has not seen her in more than seven years. In 2008, when Adeline was just 12 years old, she was kidnapped by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and was forced to join the rebel group during one of the […]

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June 9, 2015

by Invisible Children

A message from Lisa Dougan

After 10 years as our fearless leader, Ben Keesey is passing the torch to Lisa Dougan who will serve as Invisible Children’s new President & CEO in 2015 and beyond. Lisa has worked with Invisible Children since 2006, and there is no one more capable or qualified than her to powerfully push our mission forward. […]

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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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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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November 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Celebrate Everything // Legacy Scholarship Program Student Ocaya Jimmy

It is not difficult for Ocaya Jimmy to remember the night he was abducted by the LRA. The year was 1997, and Jimmy was 9 years old. “They came in, broke in the house where we were at and they tortured one of my cousins seriously,” Jimmy recalls. Soon after, he and four of his cousins […]

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November 3, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // What are some lesser-known consequences of the LRA?

In addition to the constant threat of attack and abduction, the LRA has presented vulnerable communities in central Africa with numerous institutional challenges. In recent years, the LRA’s survival strategies have shifted towards looting and stealing crops – threatening these communities’ food security on a huge scale. In fact, one of the worst consequences of the LRA’s […]

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October 22, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Welcome Home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team. In case you missed it… Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or […]

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October 20, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // Who is in charge of the LRA?

The LRA conflict has wreaked havoc on central and East Africa for 27 years, leaving communities in desperate need of protection and rehabilitation. Throughout this time, the rebel group’s tactics have remained brutal and atrocious – children are forced to kill members of their own families and become soldiers (or even sex slaves). In recent […]

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October 7, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Meet LSP student Otim Daniel Comboni

After sitting for his Primary Leaving Exam (PLE), Otim Daniel Comboni was not quite sure if he would be able to attend secondary school.  “I prayed hard that I would be taken up by some organization and fortunately, Invisible Children selected me,” he said. Many students have to drop out of school after completing primary […]

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