Empowerment of the Family in the Modern World

Time: Jan 27, 2010
Location: Doha, Qatar




Aimed to examine the state of the family in the modern world, as well as its challenges.

This conference is titled “Empowerment of the Family in the Modern World: Challenges & Promises Ahead” The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) recognized the family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society

In every culture, the family has been the fundamental building block of society and societies continue to recognize the family as the primary means though which people live together and provide mutual nurturing and support. Five years ago in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the Doha international conference on the family was convened in 2004 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned.

The Doha declaration was then, adopted reaffirming many of the agreed international commitments including those in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights as an effort to encourage dialogue among countries and civilizations on questions related to family as well as to strengthen family sensitive policies and family support systems. A strong family is indeed central to overall effort to improve social and economic development, create sustainable communities and increase global prosperity.

Background materials


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Our discussion with Dr. Ayesha Al-Qahtani about “The role of the father in instilling language, values, and religion in children.”
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Dialogue Organized by the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI). Topic: As They Raised Me From Childhood: Specialized Programs to Better Parenting
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11th plenary meeting – 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62): The Influence of Digital Transformation on Inclusive Growth and Development: A Path to Achieving Social Justice.
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DIFI and HBKU collaborate to address values that are both changing and constant within Muslim families
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Research Grant

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) has launched the OSRA research grant in its sixth cycle which is a research grant on Arab families and family policy related issues.

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