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February 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

CITIZEN || Celebrating Advocacy Wins in 2015

Throughout 2015, we called on you to speak up and urge your leaders in Washington to stay committed to ending Joseph Kony’s violence and helping communities in central Africa rebuild their lives. As usual, you stepped up to the plate big time. Thousands of you participated in local lobby meetings (and looked great doing it, […]

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January 29, 2016

by Invisible Children

FROM THE ENOUGH PROJECT || The Dominic Ongwen Trial

For the past week, the world has watched as the trial of former LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen moved forward with a confirmation of charges hearing. Below, our colleagues at the Enough Project provide helpful information on how these proceedings have developed and their significance both for LRA-affected communities and for the world of international criminal justice. In addition […]

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January 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

ReBlog || As the world watches Ongwen, LRA adds chapter to brutal legacy

In 2015, Joseph Kony’s fighters abducted 103 people in Central African Republic (CAR). In just the first three weeks of 2016, they’ve already abducted 94 individuals. Below, our colleague Paul Ronan of the LRA Crisis Initiative provides his analysis for the sudden and extremely concerning surge in LRA activities. As the World Watches Ongwen, LRA […]

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January 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

ON THE RADAR || ALARMING REPORTS OF BOLD LRA ATTACKS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team and our staff in central Africa have gathered a series of alarming reports indicating a surge in bold, larger-scale attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Central African Republic (CAR), specifically in remote gold and diamond mining towns in an area known as the Haute […]

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January 21, 2016

by Invisible Children

UPDATE: Trial Moves Ahead for Former Deputy to Kony

The world is watching this week as the International Criminal Court (ICC) moves forward with the trial proceedings for Dominic Ongwen, former top commander of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Of course, everyone here at Invisible Children is watching, too. For some context, Ongwen was abducted by the LRA as a young boy in […]

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November 23, 2015

by Lisa Dougan

2015: Our Year in Review

We started 2015 with the odds stacked against us. But thanks to your generous support, paired with the ambition and grit that is at the core of Invisible Children’s DNA, we are ending the year more encouraged than we could have ever imagined. ++++ Dear Invisible Children Family, I talked a big game. Earlier this […]

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August 25, 2015

by Invisible Children

Call me, maybe?

Either you’re awesome, or we’re awesome. Maybe both? Here’s why: last week, we asked you to email your members of Congress and urge them to help stop Joseph Kony’s violence by cosponsoring the LRA Resolution. Thousands of you raised your voices. We were unbelievably encouraged, but honestly, we weren’t surprised. We know how committed you are to stopping Kony’s violence — and that […]

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August 13, 2015

by Invisible Children

Ingenious National Geographic project on Ivory Trade & Kony

In addition to terrorizing hundreds of thousands of children and families in central Africa, Joseph Kony has now found a way to finance his crimes by killing off one of the world’s most beautiful and endangered species. TAKE ACTION TODAY TO HELP STOP KONY’S VIOLENCE Together, we’ve made incredible progress toward ending Joseph Kony’s violence, […]

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September 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging

Sometimes, people assume that force is the most effective way to end a war, but this is not necessarily the case. Recent reports from our counter-LRA partners have suggested that the most cost-effective and nonviolent way to end LRA violence is in fact to invest in helping its members to escape. Of course, this is no easy […]

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July 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Reblog // How Kony ‘hibernates’ to evade capture

As we work to protect communities from the violence of Joseph Kony’s rebel army, Ugandan and United States military forces are leading efforts to find him once and for all. But the man we made famous in 2012 is still eluding capture. Though he is thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi, recent defectors admit that they have not had […]

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