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Rwanda: at a glance

Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) - 10,943

Area - 26,338 sq km

Life expectancy at birth (female & males, years) - 57.1 / 54.5

Gross Domestic Product (US$)* - 7.103 Billion

Human Development Index Rank** - 167 (out of 186)

Source: UN Data, *World Bank & **UNDP

Peace One Day Coalition Members in Rwanda

Peace One Day coordinates a range of coalitions to unite action on Peace Day and bring organisations together. So far thousands of organisations around the world have joined one of the coalitions including NGOs, schools, organisations dedicated to tackling domestic violence, faith groups and communities and student bodies.

For the full list please click on the links below:

Peace Day 2013 Activation

Football for Hope, Peace & Unity (FHPU)

One Day One Goal

—FHPU was founded in 2010 and aims to use football as a tool to promote unity and reconciliation among Rwandan youths in order to prevent tragedies such as the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. As well as this FHPU helps young people's personal development by playing football with a greater purpose and a greater sense of self. 

To mark Peace Day 2013, FHPU held over 80 One Day One Goal matches including 1500 players in seven different locations in Rwanda, as well as in east African communities in London.  

To find out more about FHPU's work here.

To watch a film of FHPU's founder, Eric Murangwa Eugene click here


Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace

A partner organisation of Interpeace

IRDP contributes to the building of a sustainable peace in Rwanda through participatory research, the promotion of the culture of debate and dialogue on issues related to peace and the share of experiences with other peace initiatives.

For Peace Day 2013, IRDP organised a week of activities including radio shows on the role of education in building peace, a national arts competitions and the inauguration of environment project in ASPEJ College in Rwamagana (East). On Peace Day, the day was celebrated in collaboration with the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) which included a live radio show continuing the discussion on role of education in building peace with decision leaders.

Check out the flyer here