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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 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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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 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

Flash Action Update || Two Family Reunions

In June, we broke the news that an LRA group released 12 women and children captives to a community member in DR Congo. This LRA group also sent along a message with the community member that they would release even more women and children, but only if they heard news over the local FM radio […]

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September 2, 2016

by Invisible Children

Teamwork makes the Dream-work || Central African Communities Collaborate for Safety

Over the summer, our Invisible Children team in Central African Republic (CAR) hosted a week-long workshop with members of Community Peace Committees established by Invisible Children. These volunteer peacebuilders came together from some of the most isolated and insecure areas of northeastern CAR, where we have also recently expanded our Early Warning Network.   SUPPORT COLLABORATION […]

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August 26, 2016

by Invisible Children

Staff Spotlight // Jean de Dieu Kandape

World, meet Jean de Dieu Kandape, Invisible Children’s Early Warning Program Manager in Central Africa. Jean de Dieu has been a key member of the Invisible Children team for just over four years and it’s no stretch to say that in that time we’ve come to love him more than a cool breeze in August. We […]

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August 11, 2016

by Invisible Children

Central African Republic Resumes Diamond Exports Despite Concerns

In June, the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) announced that it would resume diamond exports after a three-year ban implemented in 2013 as a result of the adoption of the Kimberley Process. The ban was put in place to prevent the sale of diamonds financing armed group violence, which broke out in CAR […]

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