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September 29, 2014

by Invisible Children

BBC World Service // LRA releases record numbers

Listen to the interview here: This morning, our CEO Ben Keesey and formerly abducted LRA child soldier Ocitti David Okech talked to BBC World Service about the major increase of LRA escapes over the past few months and how Invisible Children is capitalizing on this to get more LRA abductees out. To support the life-saving work Ben and […]

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August 14, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Reblog from The Resolve // Healing their image: Congolese perceptions of MONUSCO

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated by the LRA and to support the sustainable recovery of communities in East and central Africa affected by LRA abuses. Ronan’s recent article about MONUSCO troops (UN peacekeeping mission) in Democratic Republic […]

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August 8, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Conflict in Gaza // Our liberty is bound together

As conflict reignited between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, you, our supporters, have called on us to respond. We know this is a terrible conflict that has changed the lives of thousands of people. It is with this somber understanding that we attempt to summarize our thoughts on the conflict in Gaza. First off, we […]

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August 6, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Wangari Maathai

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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July 30, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Reblog // Masculinity and violence in DR Congo

In 2011, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) was named the worst place in the world to be a woman. According to the statistics, 48 women are raped every hour in DR Congo. And it’s believed that many rapes go unreported. While this trend of sexual violence in conflict is often discussed as a women’s issue, the perpetrators […]

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July 25, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Dan Eldon

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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July 24, 2014

by Lauren Manning

DR Congo’s step to end sexual violence and child recruitment

We live in a world where hundreds of thousands of women and girls are trafficked within and across borders each year, sexual exploitation runs rampant, and 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not outlawed. In this same world, rebel groups, such as Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, continue to abduct children into their […]

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July 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Reblog // How Kony ‘hibernates’ to evade capture

As we work to protect communities from the violence of Joseph Kony’s rebel army, Ugandan and United States military forces are leading efforts to find him once and for all. But the man we made famous in 2012 is still eluding capture. Though he is thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi, recent defectors admit that they have not had […]

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July 18, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Nelson Mandela International Day // New hands to lift the burdens

At Invisible Children, we operate on the belief that the world can be better than it is. Nelson Mandela is an incredible example of that conviction, and his work for human rights in South Africa makes him one of our heroes. Today, we join the world in celebrating Mandela Day, a recognition and continuation of […]

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July 16, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Massive defection of rebels in DR Congo // Why it matters

First, let’s lay some groundwork. Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is roughly the size of Europe. You read that right, one country that is the size of a continent — pretty amazing. The area in which LRA forces operate is in the far northeast of the country. Within the same region (eastern DR Congo) […]

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