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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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UN Forum

55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Date: 1-10 February 2017
Location: United Nations, New York, USA
DIFI Statement Oral Statement

Quote from Her Highness

“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. "

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Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Chairperson of Qatar Foundation

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Past Events

The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families

17/10/2016  -  18/10/2016 , QNCC, Doha - Qatar

Second Annual Conference on Family Research and Policy to be held in Doha, Qatar on 17-18 October, 2016. The theme of this years’ conference is “The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Arab Families”.

Protecting the Best interests of the Child in Cross-Border Family Disputes

29/03/2016  -  30/03/2016 , Four Seasons Hotel, Doha - Qatar

DIFI and the Ministry of Justice in Qatar, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, hosted on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March 2016, the Regional Seminar on Protecting the Best Interests of the Child in Cross-Border Family Disputes.

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Spotlight

  • Family Home Caregivers for Old Persons in the Arab Region: Perceived Challenges and Policy Implications

    Family Home Caregivers for Old Persons in the Arab Region: Perceived Challenges and Policy Implications

    The challenges that caregivers face can negatively impact the quality of life for the caregiver and the care receiver. The importance of implementing research and policy intervention to meet these challenges for all concerned was discussed.

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  • Participation and Children’s Rights: A Case Study on the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations Working For Internally Displaced Children in Khartoum-Sudan in Health Services

    Participation and Children’s Rights: A Case Study on the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations Working For Internally Displaced Children in Khartoum-Sudan in Health Services

    This paper focuses on the work of a national organization working in health services for displaced children in Wad-Elbashir camp in Khartoum-Sudan and argues the case for a rights-based approach to participation in health services, including separate provision of services for adolescent mothers, along with education on sexual and reproductive health for children.

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  • Marrying out: Trends and Patterns of Mixed Marriage amongst Qataris

    Marrying out: Trends and Patterns of Mixed Marriage amongst Qataris

    Social scientists have extensively studied mixed marriage in its different forms since the beginning of the past century, especially in the western societies. While there is a considerable body of international literature pertaining to mixed marriage, very little research has been conducted on mixed marriage in the Arab region in general and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area in particular.

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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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Phone: +974 4454 8200

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