Invisible Children hosts ‘Come Home’ Symposium in Central African Republic

It’s been a busy few weeks for our team in the Central African Republic (and a little bit of a party), as we hosted a symposium on Come Home Messaging last Tuesday, alongside some major players in the counter-LRA initiative. Come Home Messaging is an effort to encourage LRA defection by using targeted personal messages [...] Read More

Rwanda: learning to remember

French forces in Rwanda were accused of not doing enough to stop the killing

Genocide: the deliberate murder of a racial or cultural group. On April 6, 1994, the plane carrying Rwanda and Burundi’s presidents was shot down. This double assassination of two ‘Hutus’ (the majority ethnic group in Rwanda) was the spark that ignited 100 days of massacre that left 800,000 Rwandans dead. They were mostly, though not exclusively, from [...] Read More

Stories of the missing // Lagen Alphonse

Abductions by Joseph Kony’s rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. It was 11 years ago when Apio Juliet Okidi last saw her cousin Afany. 19-year-old Afany, also known as Langol Cyprian or Alphonse, was abducted one evening in 2002. [...] Read More

Samantha Power increases UN support in Central African Republic

Invisible Children is one in a coalition of NGOs that have been urging for stronger United States’ engagement in addressing the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). This week, we need your help in encouraging our policymakers to take action. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is traveling to Rwanda to commemorate the [...] Read More

Monday Mini Mixtape: aprilONE

For the first Monday Mixtape of April I present you with some exciting discoveries. All these tracks are unique in their own way– though they all have a bit of dreaminess to them. So glide into the fresh week, and the fresh month, with some fresh tunes. 01. SIREN – I Think I Like You :: If [...] Read More

NY Times Magazine: Portraits of Reconciliation

Twenty years ago today, one of the worst human rights crises began to unfold. This week, in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, New York Times Magazine presented the powerful photoessay entitled “Portraits of Reconciliation”. // Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were [...] Read More

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care? A Response to NPR


Last week NPR released a story called “Kony’s Back in the News. Do Teenagers Still Care?”. NPR is a very a highly revered news outlet in the Invisible Children office. Odds are, if you walk past any of us with our headphones on, we’re listening to our favorite NPR podcast (S/O: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell [...] Read More

ON THE RADAR: LRA activity continues to surge near Nambia, DRC

Several weeks ago we reported a surge in LRA activity in Nambia-Ngbangala (aka Nambia), a village in the Haut-Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 11 attacks near the village between February 2-25. While the attacks seemed to subside during the last week of February and into early March, LRA activity has again spiked [...] Read More

Intern Spotlight // Engagement 2.0

Brenna and Spencer are both warm, adventurous members of Invisible Children’s spring 2014 Engagement Team- that makes them the personal voice of Invisible Children to our supporters. Pioneer woman Spencer wove her way down to southern California from her homeland Canada (she’s from Vancouver) in her faithful Honda Element, stopping along the way to camp and [...] Read More

Photo Friday // Views over Gulu


A view from above of one of the streets in Gulu, a small town in northern Uganda where Invisible Children Uganda is based. During the height of the LRA conflict, over 50,000 children commuted each night to town centers like Gulu’s due to the threat of abduction by Joseph Kony and his rebel army.