Thursday, March 22, 2012

Joseph Kony captures Congress’ attention

The global movement to bring Joseph Kony to justice has reached the halls of Congress.
Lawmakers can’t avoid him: Delaware Sen. Chris Coons was recently asked by his 12 year-old twins and 11-year-old daughter what he’s doing to stop the ruthless African warlord. Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen learned about the Kony 2012 movement on Twitter. And Sen. Roy Blunt said he was at a Missouri caucus in St. Louis when a constituent quizzed him about Kony.
Now, Kony 2012, the viral web video created to spotlight atrocities committed by Kony and remove him from the battlefield, is starting to spur action on Capitol Hill.

Becouse ... we are not just faces

I’m Human

The broadcasting team at Liberty Middle School in Madison, Alabama created this video to show what makes us different as individuals. It is a true, sometimes heartbreaking, reminder that we are all human. The fact that a Middle School produced this makes we want to move to Alabama, go back in time and attend Middle School all over again.

The most beautiful people ...

Kony 2012 Response: District Education Officer Gulu, Uganda

Kony 2012 Response: District Education Officer Gulu, Uganda

Kony 2012 Response: Chairman of Gulu District, Uganda

Highest elected official in Acholi sub-region, Chairman LC5 Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, responds to Kony 2012.

Ugandan Leader Norbert Mao on KONY 2012

Ugandan Leader Norbert Mao on KONY 2012




Thank you, KONY 2012 Supporters

Thank you, KONY 2012 Supporters 


Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey answers some of the questions about Invisible Children that have been raised in the wake of KONY 2012's viral success.

It includes an explanation of Invisible Children's unique development model and the philosophy behind the allocation of its money. Ben also breaks down the organization's financial expenses including travel/transportation expenses, production costs, and management/general expenses. In addition, he explains the purpose and goals of KONY 2012--in both the short and long terms.

If you have any additional questions, please tweet them to us @invisible with the hashtag #AskICAnything, and we will do our best to answer your questions. Stay tuned for instructions on how to turn your awareness into action.

LRA survivor Mwaka Peter King comments on KONY 2012

LRA survivor Akiyu Stella Mistica comments on KONY 2012

LRA survivor Akiyu Stella Mistica comments on KONY 2012. Stella is currently in the US advocating on behalf of victims of the LRA-past & present.

KONY 2012

To see real time reports on LRA activity in the D.R.Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan visit:

To learn more about Invisible Children's recovery efforts in the post-conflict regions of northern Uganda AND our work with communities currently affected in D.R.Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan visit:

Protection Plan

n 2011 Invisible Children, with the assistance of local partners and Congolese leadership, identified gaps in humanitarian assistance that exists in the LRA-affected regions in Central Africa. Thus resulting in the Protection Plan: Building an early warning radio network, educating local communities and encouraging safe LRA surrenders, funding search and rescue teams, providing rehabilitation and family reunification, and promoting the arrest of Joseph Kony and other top LRA commanders. Find out more about the Protection Plan:


oint trip with Invisible Children and Resolve to the remote community of Dikuma. This community was attacked by the LRA 3 or 4 times last year.

Banda -November 3, 2010

Two ladies went to harvest rice and were attacked by the LRA. They were forced to bring them to their community where they stole goods and abducted 3 children. Check out the LRA Crisis Tracker for more updates.

Banda - March 6, 2011

Kungbangate Belah, a Red Cross volunteer, talks about an attack by the LRA

Kony 2012 Teaser

KONY 2012 will be our biggest Awareness Campaign EVER. In 2012, we will STOP AT NOTHING to end the war and change history.

Bring the Documentary to your community. Book a Screening.

Ango - May 18th 2011

A man tells Adam Finck of Invisible Children about a LRA attack in which he and twenty others were abducted by the LRA. Check out the LRA Crisis Tracker for more updates.

Thank you for your support - an update from Jason’s family

Dear IC family,
The launch of Kony 2012 has captured the world’s attention. You shared the film with your friends, and it spread to every corner of the globe. But that success hasn’t come without setbacks and challenges, and we could never thank you all enough for the massive outpouring of support that you’ve shown over the last few days.  The letters, cards, emails and videos of support for Jason and all of us at Invisible Children have meant so much. Since last Thursday, Jason has been receiving medical care with his family by his side.  
Here is an update from Jason’s wife, Danica:

This is the true joy in life ...

TIME Magazine - online response to KONY 2012