Best Papers Award at Conclusion of First Annual Conference

May 4th, 2015


The Eleventh Annual Report of Arab NGOs

The Civil Society and Risk Facing the Arab Family

Family, Migration & Dignity

The gender-migration-employment nexus

The Family and the MDGs

Families and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Using Family Capital to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Family Futures

Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity

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Doha Call to Action

Reaffirming that the family is not only the fundamental group unit of society ...


DIFI-QNRF Launches Osra Research Grant

DIFI Collaborates with QNRF to Launch a New Research Grant

Deadline Expired: September 14th, 2015

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) both members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, have collaborated to launch the DIFI-QNRF Joint Funding Research Program: Osra Research Grant.  Osra, which means family in Arabic, will prioritise research aimed at developing knowledge on the Arab family and is comprised of one-year grants of up to US$50,000.


The State of the Family in the World

Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development



DIFI and QNRF Launch Osra Research Grant


In Collaboration with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) launched the Osra Research Grant, an annual research grant that focuses on the Arab family and family policy related issues.

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The Family as the agent of Gender Equality and Human Rights "Fulfilling the Promises of Beijing"


The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) co-sponsored and participated in a side-event organized by the Family Watch International and titled “The Family as Agent of Women’s Equality and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promises of Beijing”.

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UNFPA Met DIFI to Discuss Opportunities of Cooperation


On a visit to Qatar to discuss the evaluation of Qatar population policy with the Ministry, UNFPA met DIFI to discover ways of cooperation in the areas related to population and development, youth, women research and partnership as well as sharing expertise.

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DIFI Participated at a UN Side-Event


Dr. Marya Reed and Ms. Dana Al-Kahlout represented DIFI at a UN side-event, organized by Qatar Mission to the UN, on “The Role of Family-Oriented Policies in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”

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DIFI Participated in the First Forum of NGOs in the Gulf


DIFI participated in the First Gulf Forum on the Assessment of the Performance of NGOs in Development, sponsored by Dr. Fatima Mohammad Al-Balushi, Minister of Social Development, in December 2014 in Bahrain.

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The Qatar Foundation Member’s Doha Call To Action Becomes Great Source For International Civil Society Organisations

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Interview of Miss Noor Al Malki Al Jehani with United Nations Radio, UN Headquarters - New York


Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family: Executive Director's input on the role of the family in protecting national development.

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DIFI participates in The Celebration of the International Day of Families in the UN Headquarters – New York


This year’s International Day of Families marks the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994.

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Multi-dimensional Poverty in Arab Countries, Amman, Jordan


Represented by Dr. Mohamed Mohieddin, Director of Family Research Division and Mr. Hamad Al Attyia, Senior Researcher, DIFI attended an expert group meeting in Amman from 11 to 14 May, 2014 on Multi-dimensional Poverty in Arab Countries.

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DIFI participated in a seminar on “Confronting Social Problems” – Manama, Bahrain


Organized by the Executive Bureau of the Council of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs in GCC states, Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) participated in a seminar on “Confronting Social Problems”, held in Manama, Bahrain, from 4 to 6 May 2014

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Past Events


Past Events



The Arab Family in an Age of Transition: Challenges and Resilience

Download ICS File 03/05/2015  - 04/05/2015 , Doha, Qatar

The DIFI Annual Conference on Family Research and Policy seeks to promote research on the family in the Arab world. It also seeks to generate evidence to inform family policies that promote the wellbeing of families. The conference was organized by The Doha International Family Institute in collaboration with the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University.

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Towards a Better Balance between Family and Work in the GCC

Download ICS File 30/03/2015 , QNRF, Tornado Tower, Doha Qatar

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, organized a panel discussion entitled "Towards a Better Balance between Family and Work in the GCC".

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Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development

Download ICS File 16/04/2014  - 17/04/2014 , QNCC, Doha, Qatar

Doha Conference to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

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Impact of Changing Population Dynamics on the Arab Family

Download ICS File 09/12/2013  - 10/12/2013 , Doha, State of Qatar

DIFI organized an international seminar to take stock of the various changes on the Arab Family brought about by population and demographic dynamics, and to assess the policy implications of these changes. The seminar brought together international, regional and national population scientists, policy-makers and researchers involved in the study of aspects of the Arab family.

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Seminar with Arab Network for NGO to launch 11th Annual Report

Download ICS File 23/09/2013 , QNCC, Doha

International, regional and local scientists to discuss challenges facing the Arab family

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Protecting the Arab Family from Poverty: Employment, Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity

Download ICS File 02/06/2013  - 03/06/2013 , Doha, Qatar

In this time of socioeconomic changes and political turmoil, families in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are struggling to overcome poverty, to reconcile work and family responsibilities, and to maintain intergenerational bonds that sustained them in the past.

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The Institute hosted briefing in New York on the Arab spring and its impact on women's rights

Download ICS File 11/03/2013 , New York

The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) recently hosted its annual Doha Briefing, held in New York, which was titled 'Arab Spring: a chance or a risk for women’s rights'.

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Fertility Decline in the Muslim World: Dimensions, Determinants, Implications

Download ICS File 28/02/2013 , Doha, Qatar

Nicholas Eberstadt
American Enterprise Institute and National Bureau of Asian Research

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The Flight From Marriage - Has it come to the Arabic-Speaking World?

Download ICS File 30/12/2012  - 31/12/2012 , Doha, Qatar

A First Look at the Evidence
Nicholas Eberstadt
American Enterprise Institute and National Bureau of Asian Research

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Raising Awareness Meeting: Poverty, Work-Family Balance and Intergenerational Solidarity

Download ICS File 05/06/2012 , Brussels

The Raising Awareness Meeting on Poverty, Work-Family Balance, and Intergeneration Solidarity was held in conjunction with the Expert Group Meeting on 'Confronting family poverty and social exclusion...

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