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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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May 20, 2014

by Lauren Manning

10 years later // remembering Lukodi’s victims

When the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked the village of Lukodi, Florence, like many others in her community, ran away in attempts to save her life and escape the fighting. “I am one of the survivors of Lukodi,” she announced resolutely to a crowd of onlookers. “I don’t want to say so much, but this is what happened to […]

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May 12, 2014

by Noelle Jouglet

Ambassador Power compelled to speak out against the LRA once again

This morning, the United Nations Security Council met to discuss the international community’s continued and shared responsibility to stop Joseph Kony and the violence committed by his Lord’s Resistance Army. The United States’ Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, presented a powerful public speech discussing the progress made with the counter-LRA mission while comparing the […]

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May 8, 2014

by Rebecca Argall

Joseph Kony’s in Kafia Kingi

Here’s one of the most important questions in the world: where on earth is Joseph Kony? On Tuesday, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon released a statement publicly confirming what Invisible Children has known for a while: he’s hiding in Kafia Kingi. Kafia Kingi is a Sudanese controlled ‘enclave’ bordering South Sudan and the Central African Republic. […]

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