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December 11, 2014

by Liz Arthur

#KonyinKingi Update: Your Actions Worked

“While much work remains to end the scourge of the LRA, the United States and our partners look forward to the day when no child is stolen from his or her family, robbed of his or her dignity, and forced into a life of violence.” -Ambassador Samantha Power, speaking to the UNSC on Dec. 10, […]

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December 10, 2014

by Liz Arthur

On the Radar: 10 abducted in CAR – 7 escape, 2 children remain in captivity

Around 3 p.m. on December 2nd, a large group of LRA forces abducted five civilians from fields near Kpabou, Central African Republic. They then continued on to the community itself, where they abducted five more civilians and looted food and the HF radio battery. The LRA used the abductees as porters for the looted goods. […]

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December 9, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Using media to protect children in war // Jump First, Fear Later

“Be humble, exhaust all your creativity, collaborate, innovate, work hard. Repeat. Isn’t this the greatest leap of faith there is?” –Lindsay Branham How would you most enjoy to spend your life, if money was no object? If you could go anywhere and do anything, how would you spend your time? We believe the most influential […]

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December 8, 2014

by Liz Arthur

On the road for 7,000 miles // Jump First, Fear Later

“I am still a new ship at sea. I don’t know yet that the stars are my map and the clouds on the horizon are not necessarily rain. But I am listening and getting better. My eyes are so full of wonder I can hardly see where to step.” How would you most enjoy to spend your […]

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by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // HOW DO WE RECOGNIZE LRA FIGHTERS AND ATTACKS?

For almost 30 years, the LRA has been terrorizing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and Uganda. But how do community members, regional military, and humanitarian organizations distinguish LRA fighters from other rebels and bandits in the region? How we recognize an LRA fighter Uniform As we mentioned […]

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December 5, 2014

by Invisible Children

Made in Uganda // Jump First, Fear Later

“Nothing about starting a business in Uganda has been easy or comfortable. It has taught me that taking leaps of faith into the unknown is a scary yet exciting part of a life well lived.” –Courtney Poole Our newest project is a celebration of fearless youth who move forces greater than themselves. We believe the […]

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December 4, 2014

by Invisible Children

Behind the design // Jump First, Fear Later

Our newest campaign was built for people who live fearlessly and adventurously (read: you). Today we’re gonna clue you in on how it all started. The slogan “Jump First, Fear Later” has been a part of Invisible Children’s ethos since the very beginning. It’s one of our core values – so much so that all staff and interns learn […]

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December 3, 2014

by Liz Arthur

UPDATE : 19-year-old escaped from LRA // Walked 11 days alone in the bush to safety

On Saturday a 19-year-old male, Issa Guy Parfait, escaped from the LRA after more than a year in captivity.   Guy was abducted in July of 2013  from his home in the Central African Republic on his way back from working in the peanut fields. He was taken along with two other young males and […]

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December 2, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Using business to fight poverty // Jump First, Fear Later

“I am such a strong believer that people, events, and opportunities fall into place when you’re pursuing a genuine passion without any hesitation.” –Ann Wang How would you most enjoy to spend your life, if money was no object? If you could go anywhere and do anything, how would you spend your time? We believe […]

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by Miranda Brown

Help the missing come home // #GivingTuesday

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ―Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to improving the world through generosity. We’re pretty excited about it, because powerful things happen when young people care about injustice in the world, and then turn their awareness into action. This […]

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