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November 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Celebrate Everything // Legacy Scholarship Program Student Ocaya Jimmy

It is not difficult for Ocaya Jimmy to remember the night he was abducted by the LRA. The year was 1997, and Jimmy was 9 years old. “They came in, broke in the house where we were at and they tortured one of my cousins seriously,” Jimmy recalls. Soon after, he and four of his cousins […]

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November 11, 2014

by Invisible Children

Out of Alibis: Now is the Time to End the LRA Conflict for Good

For the last 10 years, Joseph Kony has not been an easy man to find.  He has crisscrossed thousands of miles of central African wilderness on foot, managing to elude persistent military pursuit and an indictment issued by the International Criminal Court. That is why, in light of the recent LRA Crisis Tracker report placing […]

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November 10, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // DOES THE LRA HAVE ANY ALLIES?

Joseph Kony has been spreading terror across East and central Africa for 27 years; nine years ago, the International Criminal Court indicted him for his crimes, making him one of the most wanted men on the planet. Since then, the LRA has been able to hide and survive in some of the remotest parts of […]

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November 7, 2014

by Miranda Brown

5 ways to thrive (and survive) in community living …and beyond

It was pretty warm out that afternoon, but that’s not why my palms were sweating. Somehow, I had landed an internship with Invisible Children, a nonprofit I’d dreamed about being a part of for years, and was about to move in with 15 complete strangers-turned-fellow-interns in the Invisible Children Intern House. I’ve always identified myself […]

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November 6, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Our most anticipated event of the year // LUMINOUS Dance Marathon

If you don’t know the name Suzanna Hendricks, you should. She was one of the power forces behind the Fourth Estate Leadership Summit 2013 – which means you know that any event she’s working on is bound to be a heck-of-a good time. Suzanna worked at Invisible Children up until a few years ago, when she […]

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by Liz Arthur

Reblog // Yahoo News: Fugitive Kony is in Sudan

“It’s time for the international community and the Sudanese government to stop looking the other way.” -Paul Ronan, director of Resolve  Last week you joined us in tweeting at ten world leaders as part of our #KonyinKingi campaign. We called on these leaders to use their power and influence to bring Kony to justice and make sure […]

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November 4, 2014

by Miranda Brown

#KonyInKingi Update: Thank you for taking action

Last week, we asked you to tweet at your leaders and demand that Joseph Kony be held accountable for this crimes –  and you came through. Together, you sent over 3,000 tweets. #Victory Because election season is here, we are still waiting to hear back from many of your representatives, but we know they’ve received the message…and we’re […]

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November 3, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // What are some lesser-known consequences of the LRA?

In addition to the constant threat of attack and abduction, the LRA has presented vulnerable communities in central Africa with numerous institutional challenges. In recent years, the LRA’s survival strategies have shifted towards looting and stealing crops – threatening these communities’ food security on a huge scale. In fact, one of the worst consequences of the LRA’s […]

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October 30, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Words we live by // The Rebel’s Manifesto

We stumbled upon the most inspiring list ever during a solid afternoon of #10 – and now we’re putting #3 into action. These “13 commandments” resonate with a ton of our life mottos here at Invisible Children (like 5, 7, 8…). We think they deserve to be tacked on your bedroom wall, shared with your Facebook friends, tattooed […]

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October 29, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Reblog // New Statesman: Kony is Africa’s Forgotten Scourge

“The conflict in northern Uganda is the biggest forgotten, neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today.”     –Jan Egeland, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN  During Kony 2012, we made Joseph Kony a household name and brought international attention to the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Since that time, much of the hype and media attention […]

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