According to a press release on 4 October 2012, the youth policy is currently under review. As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Rwanda is a signatory of The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (PAYE) 2006-2015.
The Ministry of Youth & ICT is responsible for youth affairs and “develops, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and supports implementation of policies and strategies that promote youth development aimed at economic and social transformation and a productive and patriotic generation.” The national youth policy (2005) describes the ministry as the “trustee for the implementation of the national youth policy.” The official Facebook page of the ministry features some of its programmes, such as an ICT literacy & awareness campaign.
RWANDA (Tier 2 Watch List) Rwanda is a source and, to a lesser extent, transit and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
Rwandan girls and, to a lesser extent, boys are exploited in domestic servitude within the country; some of these children experience nonpayment of wages and physical or sexual abuse within their employer's household.
Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.It focuses on: Education; Unity, reconciliation & social transformation; Poverty & unemployment; Environment; Health & Youth Protection; Culture, Sports & Leisure; Gender; Cooperation; Youth mobilisation & training.The national youth policy (2005) is part of the Vision 2020 strategy, which incorporated the Millennium Development Goals.The population is young and predominantly rural, with a density among the highest in Africa.Rwandans are drawn from just one cultural and linguistic group, the Banyarwanda, although within this group there are three subgroups: the Hutu, Tutsi and Twa.The Twa are a forest-dwelling pygmy people descended from Rwanda's earliest inhabitants.