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Doha conference focus on empowering family

Doha, March 19, 2014

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF) by holding a conference next month.

Experts, academics, researchers, civil society organisations and policy makers will discuss key aspects of social policy, in an attempt to change existing policies and empower the family , said a statement.

Being held under the patronage of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, DIFI’s Doha Conference is set to take place on April 16 and 17 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) under the theme ’Empowering Families, a Pathway to Development’.  

Key themes for the anniversary of IYF are:
•  Confronting family poverty and social exclusion
•  Ensuring work-life balance
•  Social integration and intergenerational solidarity

More than 80 prominent speakers from different parts of the world will attend the conference to share their views and experiences regarding the centrality of the family and its role in the society.  

The conference will look at current family policies and whether they support family functions and explore the need for more holistic, multidimensional approach. – TradeArabia News Service
 




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