Be careful of culture  because it can be lost

This is the chorus of Umuco (Culture), composed and performed by youth leaders and children in Rwanda.

When war comes, culture is lost. But more: when those who promote and profit from war gain power, culture is attacked and we lose our voices.

The human right to culture (Art. 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights) is strongly tied to all other human rights. It is culture that lets us lift our voices, tell our stories, sing our truth.

When war has raged and culture is lost, the bringing back of culture is a radical act of peacebuilding.

Please help us bring back culture for those who are bravely turning from war to life.

In today’s global turmoil of war, injustice and climate disaster, we need to remember to hold on.

As 2017 comes to a close, we ask our supporters around the world to hold on to your hope, to your communities, and to us.

Please help us to continue our work in 2018.


  1. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your site.

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