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The power of the pen // Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the Library of Birmingham


At the 2013 Fourth Estate Summit, Ambassador Samantha Power stated in her speech that there is one name that will “forever be synonymous with dignity and bravery.” That name is Malala Yousafzai. Now 16, Malala is an advocate for the equal rights of girls’ education in Pakistan. Until the age of 15, Pakistan had been [...] Read More

UPDATE // 96 Members of Congress commit to #zeroLRA


When we launched our latest advocacy campaign a few weeks ago, we had an ambitious goal of getting our representatives in Washington, DC to pay attention and recommit to ending the atrocities of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). We asked them to do this by signing a letter that would be delivered [...] Read More

Ed Royce and Jim McGovern urge Obama to focus on defeating Kony


Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ed Royce and Rep. Jim McGovern released a statement urging President Obama to remain focused on defeating Joseph Kony and the LRA. You can read an excerpt of the press release below:  Chairman Royce, Rep. McGovern Urge Obama to Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA 75 Members Join [...] Read More

Samantha Power confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations

Samantha Power

Yesterday the United States Senate confirmed Samantha Power as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations with strong bi-partisan support. Power wrote the book on ending genocide in the modern world (literally), and we’ve been fans for years. This spring, we got to sit down with her and discuss Fourth Estate Summit and international justice. We send [...] Read More

Is your member of Congress committed to #zeroLRA?


Because we’ve seen so much progress in the decrease of LRA violence in the past year, some leaders in Washington think we’ve now done enough. But enough doesn’t cut it. The mission is #zeroLRA. As we speak, these leaders are meeting to reevaluate counter-LRA operations and if those operations don’t get reinstated, we are blatantly abandoning communities in central Africa still targeted [...] Read More

Why the UN Regional Strategy on the LRA matters


This week we’re launching an urgent advocacy campaign aimed at Members of  the United States House of Representatives and U.S. President Barack Obama. After hearing word that the U.S. led counter-LRA operations were once again in jeopardy, we had no other choice but to act. We’ve come so far and to give up now, when we are [...] 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

Obama Administration chooses new Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region // IC Citizen


Secretary of State John Kerry officially announced on Tuesday that he has appointed former Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) as the U.S. Special Representative for the African Great Lakes region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Among the many challenging issues in Mr. Feingold’s new portfolio are the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central [...] Read More

LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief


It’s been a quarter of a year since the last time an LRA security report was released. We know, time flies. Co-produced by The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative and Invisible Children, the January – March 2013 Quarterly Security Brief analyzes patterns in LRA activity in the first three months of this year. The data is derived [...] Read More

LRA suspected of recent killings in the Central African Republic

This map: "B" is Bria and A is the rough location of the two towns that were attacked.

It has been confirmed that at least 16 people were killed in Central African Republic (CAR) last week. The unidentified assailants, suspected to be LRA, killed six civilians and abducted an additional 12. The civilians then killed four of the attackers in self-defense. The assailants went on to kill six more, decapitating the victims in a reprisal [...] Read More