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DIFI concludes the Second Annual Family Policy Forum with the participants' recommendations

Date: 1-2 March 2017
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DIFI's Participation in the OIC’s First Ministerial Conference on Marriage and the Family Institution

Date: 8-9 February 2017
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About DIFI

About DIFI

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), formerly known as Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. The Institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC).

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UN Forum

55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Date: 1-10 February 2017
Location: United Nations, New York, USA
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“We believe that a strong, well-functioning family is important for the well-being of adults and children alike. We also believe that by properly fulfilling its role of rearing and teaching children, caregiving and economic support, the family contributes to national and international development. "

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Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Chairperson of Qatar Foundation

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DOHA INTERNATIONAL FAMILY INSTITUTE TO HOLD SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY POLICY FORUM

Download ICS File 01/03/2017  -  02/03/2017 , Doha, Qatar

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) will hold its second annual Family Policy Forum from March 1 – 2. The event aims to provide a platform for discussion and debate surrounding policy issues related to the Arab family, and to help identify priorities for policy makers in the region.

Read More About the event: DOHA INTERNATIONAL FAMILY INSTITUTE TO HOLD SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY POLICY FORUM

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The First Annual Family Policy Forum on “Rethinking the Work-Family Reconciliation Policies in the GCC"

Download ICS File 30/05/2016  -  31/05/2016 , Doha, Qatar

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) in collaboration with the Executive Bureau of the GCC Council of Ministers for Social Affairs, are organizing the first annual Family Policy Forum (FPF) under the theme of "Rethinking the Work-Family Reconciliation Policies in the GCC".

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    Most research on families neglects to recognize the positive aspects and attributes of families. The purpose of this study is to identify the attributes of strong Arab families, the challenges their members face, and how they rely on their strengths as individuals, as a unit, and as members of communities, and the wisdom of their cultural and religious beliefs to meet these challenges.

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  • Family Home Caregivers for Old Persons in the Arab Region: Perceived Challenges and Policy Implications

    Family Home Caregivers for Old Persons in the Arab Region: Perceived Challenges and Policy Implications

    The challenges that caregivers face can negatively impact the quality of life for the caregiver and the care receiver. The importance of implementing research and policy intervention to meet these challenges for all concerned was discussed.

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  • Participation and Children’s Rights: A Case Study on the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations Working For Internally Displaced Children in Khartoum-Sudan in Health Services

    Participation and Children’s Rights: A Case Study on the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations Working For Internally Displaced Children in Khartoum-Sudan in Health Services

    This paper focuses on the work of a national organization working in health services for displaced children in Wad-Elbashir camp in Khartoum-Sudan and argues the case for a rights-based approach to participation in health services, including separate provision of services for adolescent mothers, along with education on sexual and reproductive health for children.

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  • Marrying out: Trends and Patterns of Mixed Marriage amongst Qataris

    Marrying out: Trends and Patterns of Mixed Marriage amongst Qataris

    Social scientists have extensively studied mixed marriage in its different forms since the beginning of the past century, especially in the western societies. While there is a considerable body of international literature pertaining to mixed marriage, very little research has been conducted on mixed marriage in the Arab region in general and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area in particular.

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  • The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families#
    The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families
  • The State of the Family in the World#
    The State of the Family in the World
  • Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development#
    Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development
  • Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development#
    Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development

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PO Box 34080, Doha, Qatar

Phone: +974 4454 8200

Fax: +974 4452 8249

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