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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Stephen Ucembe - Hope and Homes for Children14 May 2019

In this blog post for Hope and Homes for Children, Stephen Ucembe writes about the damaging impacts of orphanages in the African context.

Theresa S. Betancourt, Emily Franchett, Catherine M. Kirk, Robert T. Brennan, Laura Rawlings, Briana Wilson, Aisha Yousafzai, Rose Wilder, Sylvere Mukunzi, Josee Mukandanga, Christian Ukundineza, Kalisa Godfrey & Vincent Sezibera - Early Child Development24 Apr 2019

A pre-post design with 6–13-month follow-up assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households.

Flora Drury - BBC News7 Apr 2019

An estimated 95,000 children in Rwanda are believed to have been orphaned during the genocide of 1994, according to this article from BBC News which tells the stories of some of those children, now adults, who are searching for living family members.

UNICEF7 Apr 2019

The main objective of the consultancy is to review and map the current tools and processes utilized under the Tubarerere Mu Muryango (TMM) programme, as well as within other programmes, and develop practical guidance, training materials and working tools to effectively apply the 12-TMM steps for reintegration of children with disabilities, starting from individual child and family assessment, community strengths/opportunities analysis, placement and post-reunification support.

UNICEF7 Apr 2019

The main objective of the consultancy is to review and map the current tools and processes utilized under the Tubarerere Mu Muryango (TMM) programme, as well as within other programmes, and develop practical guidance, training materials and working tools to effectively apply the 12-TMM steps for reintegration of children with disabilities, starting from individual child and family assessment, community strengths/opportunities analysis, placement and post-reunification support.

Better Care Network5 Apr 2019

This Country Care Review includes the care-related concluding observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

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.

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