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July 11, 2018

by Invisible Children

Remembering Our Friend Nate

Eight years ago today, 74 people were killed in a series of terrorist bombings in Kampala, Uganda. One of those killed was an American named Nate Henn. He was our friend. Before his death, Nate had dedicated almost two years of his life as a volunteer roadie with Invisible Children. In the spring of 2010, […]

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June 27, 2018

by Invisible Children

Celebration in Obo, CAR || Day of the African Child

On June 16, while we here in DC were just waking up, children in Nairobi, Kenya were busy celebrating International Day of the African Child through song, dance, and a rap battle. At the same time, hundreds were gathering in Batsinda, Rwanda for a commemorative walk that ended in a dance and music celebration. In […]

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June 20, 2018

by Invisible Children

Your new favorite holiday: World Refugee Day

You may not have realized when you woke up this morning that today is not your typical Wednesday. In fact, today is the 18th annual World Refugee Day. While that may not give you an excuse to indulge your sugar addiction, like on National Donut day, or require you to plan a Star Wars movie […]

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June 15, 2018

by Invisible Children

Escaping LRA Captivity

On April 20, two boys and two girls who were being held captive by a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters escaped in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As they fled, their captors shot at them, wounding one of the girls. The others managed to get away ending up […]

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May 24, 2018

by Invisible Children

Leymah Gbowee || Building Peace in a War-Making World

A couple of weeks ago one of our heroes, Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, gave the commencement address at American University’s School of International Service here in Washington, DC and, of course, our team was excited to hear from her. Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work leading a powerful […]

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May 17, 2018

by Invisible Children

Invisible Children Opposes Rescission of Complex Crises Fund

This week, Invisible Children joined more than thirty other organizations to urge Congress to oppose a White House proposal to rescind $30 million from the Complex Crises Fund. READ THE LETTER 34 ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING INVISIBLE CHILDREN, SENT TO CONGRESS You probably have a few questions about what’s going on, what it means, and why it […]

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May 10, 2018

by Invisible Children

Motherhood isn’t easy | Supporting moms this Mother’s Day

This Sunday is all about moms. But for mothers, every day is about their children. Around the world, moms everywhere are working hard to make the world brighter for their children. In central Africa, mothers are facing some of the toughest circumstances imaginable. In the face of unpredictable violence and poverty, Central African mothers are […]

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April 27, 2018

by Invisible Children

On the Radar || Kony orders LRA attacks from safe haven in Kafia Kingi

Joseph Kony and other top Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commanders are notoriously reclusive, making is difficult to understand the group’s overall strategy or plans for the future. The most credible sources of insight into the LRA’s inner workings have been the testimonies of individuals returning from LRA captivity. Over the last few years, we have […]

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April 20, 2018

by Invisible Children

What We’re Reading || I Am 100% Central African

Last month, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) released I Am 100% Central African, a research report that has helped shed light on the experiences of Central African refugees living in Chad and Cameroon. This report synthesizes the research of Enrica Picco, who spent five weeks in 2017 interviewing displaced persons from the Central […]

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April 5, 2018

by Invisible Children

What is Community Mapping?

At Invisible Children, we don’t typically think of ourselves as cartographers. But, in reality, something called “Community Mapping” is a huge part of what we do. In the same way that almost all of us rely on Google Maps to get us where we’re headed, our Invisible Children teams and the local leaders we work […]

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