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

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

Start Date/Time:
30/05/2016 09:00 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
31/05/2016 16:30
Location:
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".

 The FPF is an attempt to enhance the knowledge base of Arab Family matters, make family issues a priority for policy-makers, and encourage knowledge exchange on family matters through interdisciplinary networks which include researchers, policymakers, civil society organizations and service providers.

This year’s Forum emphasizes the rethinking of work-family reconciliation policies in the GCC within the local economic, social, cultural and demographic contexts, whereby the discussion will focus on national realities, contextual factors within the GCC countries and the possible alternatives that could be appropriate for Gulf societies.

Seeking to enrich the knowledge base of “Work-Family Reconciliation Policies in the GCC”, using constructive dialogue and knowledge exchange among the participants, the Forum intends to achieve the following objectives:
  1. Rethinking the policies of reconciling work and family in light of the national GCC context.
  2. Exploring means to achieve Goal 5.4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taking into consideration the national contexts in the GCC countries (social, cultural, economic and demographic).
  3. Highlighting the current opportunities and challenges in family and work policies in the GCC, discussing their impact on the family and the work institution and putting forward policy alternatives that are suitable to the GCC context
  4. Underlining some of the national and international experiences related to the work and family reconciliation policies.
  5. Building partnerships among relevant policymakers, civil society organizations and researchers as a nucleus for the establishment of a network which aims to examine and develop family policies in the GCC countries.

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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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