8 July, 2013, Doha – The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), has participated in a panel discussion on the rights of GCC women married to non-nationals. Held on 22 May in Kuwait, the session was organized by the faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kuwait.
Expert Panel Session Organized by University of Kuwait’s Faculty of Social Sciences Provided Fundamental Platform To Discuss Long-Disputed Subject
The faculty has recently established a research centre for women’s studies in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning in Kuwait and aims to build a comprehensive database on research pertaining to women in the Arab world.
H.E. Noor Al Malki Al Jehani, Executive Director, DIFI, took part of the expert panel comprising notable members of parliaments from Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Al Jehani presented the case of Qatari Women married to non-nationals. The event provided a fundamental platform for GCC women to share insights on this long disputed subject. The panel will tackled the legal rights of GCC women married to non-nationals in comparison to the present day situational realities that these women face as well as other cultural trends.
Since its inception, DIFI has been supporting research, policy and outreach programs on factors impacting Arab families today. The Institution actively contributes to international, regional and local initiatives on the family by providing research-based insights that support positive development. It also aims to build a network of regional and international experts and NGOs who are invested in affecting positive change for families in the Arab world.
DIFI’s participation in these regional events are part of its on-going effort to build a regional network of stakeholders relevant to the family, including governments, NGOs, and policymakers. It keeps abreast emerging trends and issues that impact the family in the Arab world and invests in specific research that contributes to positive change for the Arab family.