Rwanda

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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List of Organisations

Be Strong Families, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Families Canada, Seattle Human Services, & National Family Support Network,

The biennial Together for Families Conference is a unique event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on quality practice. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA from 13-16 October 2020.  

IFCO,

This international conference, hosted by the International Foster Care Organization (IFCO), will profile initiatives that help children and youth in care thrive by promoting the creation of significant relationships, a sense of belonging to their family, their community, and their culture.

Human Rights Campaign,

This webinar features a panel of LGBTQ foster care alumni dedicated to creating change in the child welfare system.

CWLA,

Sharing Ideas that Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being will bring together policy, research, and practice professionals from child- and family-serving systems in the United States and other countries, as well as youth, caregivers, and community partners, to share and advance more effective family supports and systems of care for children and families in the 21st century.

David Royse and Austin Griffiths,

This book prepares future child welfare professionals to tackle the complex and challenging work associated with responding to child maltreatment.

Zoleka Ntshuntshe & Simon G. Taukeni - Addressing Multicultural Needs in School Guidance and Counseling,

This chapter from 'Addressing Multicultural Needs in School Guidance and Counseling' focuses on the psychological and social issues that orphans and other vulnerable children experience when their parents are no longer alive.

Joan Moore,

This book outlines narrative and dramatic approaches to improve vulnerable family relationships. It provides a model which offers new ways for parents to practise communicating with their children and develop positive relationships.

UNICEF,

Objectif global: Assurer une assise juridique opérationnelle pour la mise en œuvre de la législation relative à la protection des enfants privés de soins parentaux.

UNICEF Romania,

The purpose of the current consultancy is to review the situation of children with disabilities with special focus on the access and quality of services (especially recovery and rehabilitation services) for children with disabilities and their caregivers, living in their families or in placement in foster care or with other families. 

IWORDS Global,

IWORDS Global has been commissioned by Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) to carry out a global research that provides an independent and impartial analysis of the current status of children and youth rights and well-being, philanthropic community and field power balances and imbalances. In the interest of making the study truly participatory and inclusive, they are reaching out to stakeholders engaged in this field, including donors/funders, youth and children's organizations, and community-based organizations to participate in a short survey.