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February 9, 2017

by Invisible Children

Peter Kidega Returns Home After 14 Years in the LRA

Last weekend, the family of former LRA fighter, Peter Kidega, welcomed him home after more than 14 years held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). We couldn’t be happier for Peter and his family. NTVUganda Footage of Peter Kidega landing in Gulu, Uganda on Jan 27, 2017. What’s Peter’s story? In 2003, Peter was […]

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January 25, 2017

by Invisible Children

Thank You to Our Supporters || Highlights from 2016

As we wonder how in the heck we’re already almost a full month into 2017, we thought now would be a good time to take a look at some of the highlights of what our supporters made possible last year. Indulge us, won’t you? February 2016 – Okot George Odek Surrenders After more than two […]

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December 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

Stories of Connection // Come Home Messages Encourage Escape

For communities in central Africa, strong connections to the world around them are vital to their safety. In this remote and isolated corner of the world, where families don’t have access to reliable communication tools, whole communities face the constant threat of armed groups that can tear families apart through violent attacks and abductions. This […]

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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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