The Thief – A Hip Hop song by Colombian youth about their experiences with conflict and displacement

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This song was produced during a USAID and Ayara Foundation youth empowerment and outreach activity called “Tu Tierra, Mi Tierra, Nuestro Territorio.” The activity fostered ethnic pride; taught youth in conflict-affected areas of Colombia about land rights, collective territories, and land restitution; and empowered them to express themselves peacefully through hip-hop. The adolescents co-wrote and produced music about their experiences with conflict, displacement, and violence and their hopes for peace and reconciliation in their communities. These activities cultivated a cohort of 75 young leaders who will now disseminate land-rights concepts and advocate on behalf of their communities.

For more videos from USAID’s Land and Rural Development Program, visit their YouTube channel.

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