Demographic Data

  • Total population: 11.34 million
  • Population under 15 years: 41%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 64 years
  • Human Development Index: 163 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 2.8 %
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.3 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 31%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 14%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014/2015

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Bercar Nzabagerageza - The New Times31 Jan 2019

"Since 2013, 3,151 out of 3,323 children living in 33 orphanages have safely been placed into family based care through the ‘Tubarere Mu Muryango’ program /Let’s Raise Children in the Family (TMM), implemented by the Government of Rwanda in partnership with UNICEF and different NGOs with financial support from USAID," according to this article from the New Times.

Jennifer Werdenberg, et al - BMC Health Services Research4 Dec 2018

The All Babies Count (ABC) initiative was a comprehensive health systems strengthening intervention designed to improve neonatal care in rural public facilities. This article describes ABC implementation outcomes, including development of a quality improvement (QI) change package.

Together for Girls1 Aug 2018

This fact sheet presents country-specific data from the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Rwanda.

UNICEF15 Apr 2018

The objective of this consultancy is to document selected key programmes and achievements from the current country programme for the purposes of sharing lessons learnt, showcasing the achievements in Rwanda and advocacy for future resource mobilization for child protection.

UNICEF15 Apr 2018

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to document the Child Protection Programme in Rwanda.

Rwanda Ministry of Health (MOH)1 Jan 2018

This report presents findings from the national Violence Against Children Survey (VACS), administered in Rwanda from 2015-2016, and lays out recommendations for addressing and preventing violence against children based on those findings.

UNICEF Rwanda16 Oct 2017

This video from UNICEF Rwanda shows some of the moving stories of children and their new families who have been brought together through the TMM initiative, which reintegrates children who have been living in institutions into families and the community. 

Fred K. Nkusi - The New Times9 Oct 2017

Rwanda recently lifted its ban on intercountry adoptions, causing concern over acting in the best interests of the child in any given case and whether proper monitoring mechanisms are in place to ensure the safety of adoptees. 

Athan Tashobya - The New Times4 Oct 2017

Faith leaders in Rwanda are being urged to contribute to child protection efforts by engaging families to prevent violence and family separation. 

iNews3 Oct 2017

Implementation of comprehensive care reform strategy in Rwanda has led to a successful transition from a system dependent on insitutionalization to one that embraces family-based care.