What is The Resolve?
What makes The Resolve effective?
Who does The Resolve work with?
What can I do to help?
Where do donations go?
Can I intern or volunteer with The Resolve?
Didn't you used to be called Resolve? And before that, were you Resolve Uganda? And before that Uganda-CAN?
Is The Resolve a partisan organization?
Based in Washington, DC, The Resolve is an advocacy organization working with activists, policy experts, and civil society leaders to identify and build support for policy measures that can help end atrocities being committed by a rebel group in central Africa called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In addition to seeking an end to LRA violence, we advocate for increased US support of recovery and reconciliation efforts to help LRA-affected families and communities rebuild their lives. By telling the story of what's happening and utilizing strategic campaigns to guide our leaders toward proven solutions, we are transforming apathy into concrete action for just and lasting peace. To learn more, visit here.
We address the root causes of the problem. This crisis is not a natural disaster; it continues to persist because of specific peoples' choices and the policies of relevant government leaders. Our action can alter those choices and and change those policies, and in so doing, help end LRA violence permanently and ensure affected communities can recover. To accomplish this, The Resolve brings together experts who identify policy solutions and organizes public campaigns that convince our leaders to take them.
To be as effective as possible in accomplishing our mission and to ensure that our goals are relevant to the needs of the people most impacted by this crisis, The Resolve collaborates with 1) advocacy and humanitarian groups focused on shaping US human rights policy, 2)individuals and groups in central Africa working with families and communities affected by the LRA, 3) awareness groups helping to spread the word about this crisis, and 4) activists across the country committed to seeing an end to LRA atrocities. You can find a list of our partners and links to their websites here.
Great question! We need your help and there are action steps you can take right now. First,join The Resolve to stay updated on conflict developments and opportunities for action. Don't forget to spread the word. Between Facebook, Twitter, and good ol' word-of-mouth, you can significantly help us inform others of this crisis and invite them to join The Resolve. Second, for information on our most current needs and action steps, visit our CAMPAIGNS page. Lastly, if you believe in our mission and work, you can strengthen our efforts by DONATING to The Resolve.
Your donations to The Resolve directly support our efforts to achieve the political leadership necessary to end LRA violence and support the recovery of affected families in central Africa. The Resolve is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations are 100% tax deductible and we are committed to keeping administrative costs to under 10%. To support the movement in this way, click here.
Yes! For updated information on positions at Resolve, visit our Jobs and Internships page.
Our first initiative, focused on news monitoring and analysis, was called the Uganda Conflict Action Network (Uganda-CAN). It was founded in 2005. Through that project, we recognized the need for a comprehensive advocacy campaign, and launched Resolve Uganda in 2006. With the LRA moving out of Uganda and into neighboring border areas of Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic, we dropped "Uganda" in 2010 and became Resolve, and we are now The Resolve: LRA Crisis Initiative.
We firmly believe that securing peace in central Africa is a non-partisan issue and are committed to working with allies on both side of the aisle to see that that happens.