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Research to Advance Family Policies

2016 Annual Conference

Objectives & Themes

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Objectives:

  • Highlight research on the impact of wars and conflicts on Arab families taking into account contextual factors.
  • Investigate the role of policy (international, regional and national) in promoting the well-being and protection of Arab families and their members under conditions of wars and conflicts.
  • Create a platform through which social scientists, policy makers, NGOs and CSOs can meaningfully interact with each other.
  • Present the experiences and best practices of NGOs and CSOs in the protection of families under conditions of wars and conflicts.

Symposium Sessions:

  • Family Formation and Breakdown During and Post Wars and Conflicts
  • The Social and Economic Consequences of Wars and Conflicts
  • Gender Dimensions of Wars and Conflicts
  • Refugees and Internally Displaced Families (IDFs)
  • The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Women, Men and Children
  • The Health Consequences of Wars and Conflicts

Plenary Sessions:

  • Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Families
  • The Roles and Experiences of Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Post Wars and Conflicts: Family Transition and Re-settlement



Who We Are

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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55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Date: 1-10 February 2017
Location: United Nations, New York, USA
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  • Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development
    Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development
  • Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development
    Empowering Families: A Pathway to Development
  • The State of the Family in the World
    The State of the Family in the World
  • The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families
    The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families
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