We couldn’t be happier for Abbé Benoît Kinalegu. He has been awarded the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism by Human Rights Watch (HRW), an organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Extraordinary, indeed.

A priest and director of the Commision Diocesaine Justice et Paix (CDJP), Abbé Benoît has done an immense amount of work to assist LRA-affected communities.

Invisible Children partnered with Benoît in establishing the Early Warning HF Radio Network, as well as Centre Elikya, the very first rehabilitation center in DR Congo focused on LRA-affected youth. And in June, he testified in front of the U.S. Congress on LRA atrocities, urging the international community to bring LRA commanders to justice.

Congratulations again to our dear friend & partner. Extraordinary looks great on you.

(Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch)