Invisible Children doesn’t stop at documenting atrocities or activating youth or protecting civilians or rehabilitating post-conflict communities. We do it all. And we do it through a four-part model that focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict, addressing it in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects. One of the four parts of the comprehensive model is Recovery. [...] Read More
Emma Williamson and Carolyn Oliver, through their dedication and conviction, are proving that well being on a global scale begins with the individual. Emma was inspired by our mission and wanted to get the word out. While still in high school, she got in touch with us to host a screening and our Roadies traveled [...] Read More
On the dashboard of an Invisible Children Uganda vehicle.
Based on a 2012 survey, more than half of the seamstresses in our Gulu-based social enterprise were operating Income Generating Activities (IGAs)–and 81.8% expressed interest in starting their own. To learn more about how, the ladies stepped away from their sewing machines last week for a field trip. Local facilitators with business skills training experience [...] Read More
On May 24, 2013, the Government of Uganda officially reinstated its previously-expired amnesty policy that provides legal protection from prosecution for individuals who have taken up arms against the Ugandan government, but decide to surrender peacefully. The policy, which was originally contained in “Part II” of Uganda’s Amnesty Act of 2000, had been hugely instrumental [...] Read More
Met this gorilla friend in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Here in Uganda, my name is William. Being a woman, that’s not really something I love. Although it can be amusing to witness the surprise of visitors when they come to meet me and discover I’m not, in fact, a man as a name like William might suggest. In Uganda the Christian name comes last. [...] Read More
In 2000 Uganda’s government passed the Amnesty Act which legislated that LRA members who surrender to the UPDF and return to Uganda will not be prosecuted (with the exception of Kony and his top ICC-indicted commanders). For the rank and file LRA fighter, the promise of amnesty is one of the greatest incentives to try [...] Read More
The air is full of promise. Children walking through Gulu town, heading home from school at the end of the day.
The friendly soccer match between the staff of Uchumi supermarket and Invisible Children Uganda (ICU) staff was neck-and-neck as both teams played with determination. As the participating teams did their best, so did the spectators who cheered all through the game with the hope of motivating their different teams. “We go, we go,” sang the [...] Read More