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August 19, 2014

by Lauren Manning

How Our Livelihoods Team Plans to Support Returnees

Even after graduating over 2,000 members from the Functional Adult Literacy course last month, Invisible Children Uganda’s livelihoods team has not taken much time to rest. Change is in the works as the team recently kicked off planning for the future of our Livelihoods programming and support Lord’s Resistance Army escapees. We believe that the […]

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August 18, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Take action. Unlock music. Change Lives. // Rallysong + Invisible Children

Our latest project brings two of our favorite things together: new music and social justice. We’re partnering with Rallysong, a crowd-funding, fan engagement platform that brings artists and fans together to rally for important causes. Seven incredible artists have joined us, and they all recorded some exclusive, unreleased tracks a few months ago at SXSW […]

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by Invisible Children

⚡ FLASH ALERT: 46 return from LRA with a message

This has been a record-breaking week in the pursuit to end LRA violence. Forty-six women and children were safely released by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and are now on their way home. This is the largest group to return from the LRA since 2008. Some of the women […]

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August 17, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Gulu’s Finance Guru // Kinyera Moses

Another day and another chance to meet one of our staff members in Uganda. And this one is especially exciting. Kinyera Moses is our the Finance Officer in our Gulu, Uganda office. He first began working for Invisible Children’s Pader District office in January 2014 before switching over the Gulu a few months later. Before joining […]

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August 16, 2014

by Invisible Children

From the long road south // Jedidiah’s updates from his bike trip to Patagonia, entry #8

Update from Argentina Hello Invisible Children family. I love writing to you because if you’re on this blog, or on IC’s website, you probably have a global perspective that starts with a fundamental love of humanity, and the heart and care that flows from that. You see the world and those who live in it […]

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August 15, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // VSLA Groups Turn Words into Action

At their yearly action audits, members of Invisible Children’s Village Savings and Loan Associations reflect on the challenges they faced during the savings cycle, discuss best practices for managing their money and consider what they learned along the way. One of the major takeaways often centers around empowerment. All of the participants of our VSLA […]

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August 14, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Reblog from The Resolve // Healing their image: Congolese perceptions of MONUSCO

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated by the LRA and to support the sustainable recovery of communities in East and central Africa affected by LRA abuses. Ronan’s recent article about MONUSCO troops (UN peacekeeping mission) in Democratic Republic […]

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August 12, 2014

by Invisible Children

More Breaking News: 33 women and children freed from LRA

We just received confirmation that on Sunday (August 10th), a group of 33 women and children were released by the LRA in Digba, Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR). Their ages and years in captivity vary, with the youngest of the returnees being a one week old baby. This is in ADDITION to the 13 women and children who came […]

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by Invisible Children

Breaking News // 13 women and children escape

We’ve just received incredible news from our team in Obo, Central African Republic – 13 women and children have escaped from the LRA. This is the largest number of returnees that we have seen since December of 2013, and it’s a huge victory for the counter-LRA mission. Who has returned? A 15-year-old girl from DRC, who has been in the LRA for over 8 […]

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by Lauren Manning

Uganda’s newest women’s advocate? She’s one of ours.

When Acan Brenda selected her course of study, she knew immediately that she wanted to be a social worker. The chance to “work hand in hand” with her local community? Sounds like a winning idea. Brenda, a graduate of the Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP), completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda […]

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