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Research to Advance Family Policies

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Quote from Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

“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.

The world can no longer afford to ignore the high cost of family breakdown on individuals, communities and societies. For society and the state to address the serious challenges faced by today’s family, as called for in Article 16 (3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is time to go beyond the individual based approach to a strategic focus on the family unit. 

Accordingly, we need to create a shift in how the family is perceived – from an impediment to social progress and development to a driving force behind it. We need to invest in strengthening society through supporting and empowering its fundamental unit – the family.

For these reasons, Qatar Foundation created the Doha International Family Institute to contribute to global efforts to strengthen the family through the creation and dissemination of knowledge on Arab families’ advocacy for the promotion of pro-family public policies in Qatar, the Arab region and around the world.”

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Chairperson of Qatar Foundation

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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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  • 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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