The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) participated in the United Nations (UN) 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development which was held April 3-7, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. DIFI submit a written statement calling for a stronger commitment to strengthen the family institution as a "window of opportunity" to achieve sustainable development goals. As an NGO accredited with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the UN, DIFI's work aims to strengthen Arab families through research, policy and outreach.
Ten years after the implementation of Family Law Number 22 -issued in 2006- the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), held its Second Annual Family Policy Forum titled ‘Ten Years Since the Issuance of Family Law in Qatar: Experiences and Aspirations’. The Forum was held from March 1 – 2, 2017 in partnership with the Legal and Judicial Studies Center of the Ministry of Justice; the Faculty of Law at Qatar University; the Qatar Lawyers Association; and Qatar Social.
Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) participated in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) First Ministerial Conference on the subject: “Towards an OIC Approach to Empower the Marriage and Family Institution in the Member States and Preserve its Values”, hosted by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Jeddah, 8-9 February 2017.
The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) has held a panel discussion, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations (UN), to emphasize the importance of promoting family policies for poverty eradication worldwide. DIFI delivered a statement in support of eradicating poverty at the forum, which took place at the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55), at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, February 6.
DIFI brought together a network of leading policy makers, researchers and non-governmental organisations for its two-day Annual Conference on Family Research and Policy, at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), from 17th to 18th October. The conference, entitled ‘The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families’, examined the importance and means of preserving the family unit during times of instability and civil unrest.
The Doha International Family Institute's (DIFI) Conference on Family Research and Policy, held on October 17-18, 2016, emphasized a commitment to influencing existing public policies and future research. Leading local and international researchers and policymakers examined the most effective means of preserving the family unit during times of instability and civil unrest, the experience and changing role of NGOs in war zones, post-war family transition and resettlement of refugees in the region.