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July 9, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Reblog // More than 60 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram captors

A few months ago, the rebel group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 school girls in Nigeria, and the world reacted in outrage through #BringBackOurGirls. We have been following this situation closely because (a) it’s heartbreaking and (b) because there have been a lot of parallels between Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This week, we’ve picked up some […]

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June 19, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

The World Cup // When we play together, we win together

Over the past week (and it’s safe to say for the next month) in the Invisible Children office, you can find people sneaking off to our warehouse to watch the World Cup while doing their work. We even have a tiny soccer field set up so that we can play during lunch. There is a spirit […]

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June 16, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Honoring the Day of the African Child

On June 16, 1976, thousands of schoolchildren peacefully took to the streets of Soweto, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This protest, later known as the Soweto Uprising, has been memorialized as the Day of the African Child ever since 1991. It serves a reminder of the constant need for improved education services for children across the African continent. […]

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June 13, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Sexual violence in war: testimonies of LRA survivors

Sexual violence is systematically being used as a weapon of war in the 21st century, including in the LRA conflict. It’s an issue shrouded in shame and taboo, and it thrives on silence. This week, a conference in London provided a platform for victims and advocates to speak out about the problem. The Global Summit […]

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June 11, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Congolese warlord to face trial

This week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) found substantial grounds to try former Congolese general Bosco Ntaganda for 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. If the prosecution finds him guilty, it could help pave the way for international players to bring other warlords like Joseph Kony to justice. Ntaganda led several violent rebel […]

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June 5, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Reblog // Can women save South Sudan?

Is peace possible? Here at Invisible Children, we answer that question with a resounding “yes.” We’re investing in the best strategies to end Africa’s longest-running conflict, and we dream of a world where violence isn’t the only solution. This article by Karin Zeitvogel from  Voice of America caught our attention, because it promotes female leadership […]

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June 4, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

#Tam25: Let’s keep standing in the way of war

In the spring of 1989, I was still a few months off being born. Despite this, I recognize the iconic image above: one man putting himself in harm’s way in order to stand in the path of weapons of oppression. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. For seven weeks, democracy […]

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June 3, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

A city on lockdown: Bangui, Central African Republic

Around the world, Sunday is a day for soccer. On Sunday May 25th, three young people in Bangui (the capital of Central African Republic, CAR), were on their way to a match between Muslims and Christians. The match was to be a part of community efforts for reconciliation in a country that continues to suffer […]

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May 28, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

Breaking cycles of violence starts with us

Movers & shakers, dreamers & peacemakers, this one’s for you. Here at Invisible Children we believe that the young people have the opportunity to end the wrongs of the past in order to demand a better future. We stand alongside our Millennial cohort across the world to say no to inequality, violence, and prejudice because […]

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May 25, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Is Kony lining up his son to take over the LRA?

Journalists have been reporting that Kony has promoted his son Salim Saleh to deputy of the LRA. Clearly this sounds like big news. While it’s worth talking about, the story is better understood with some context about how Kony strategically uses rank. Here are some things to consider: 1. Kony’s been promoting younger commanders and demoting older […]

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