What Children and Youth Think: A Statistical Presentation of Opinions and Perceptions of Children and Youth in Rwanda

  • Child Participation
Pages: 64
Year of Publication: 2006
Country: Rwanda

This report presents the main findings of a Statistical Survey of Opinions and Perceptions of Children and Youth conducted in Rwanda in 2006 by The African Child  Policy Forum in partnership with UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office. The objectives of the poll were to seek the opinions of children on some of the issues shaping their lives; to identify the problems and issues that they see as priorities in the children’s rights agenda; and to understand their perceptions of the importance of their role in decision-making by the government and by civil society in general.

In Rwanda, a total of 514 interviews were conducted amongst children and youth aged nine to 17 years old. Data was reweighted to make it representative of the youth population in Rwanda where 47 per cent of young people aged between nine and 17 years old live in urban areas and 53 per cent live in rural areas.

Language: English
Published by: ACPF & UNICEF
Author: African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
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