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DIFI Concludes titled ‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development’ International Conference.

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has concluded its two-day international conference titled ‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development.’ Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, the event took place at the St. Regis Doha. Sessions focused on the importance of investing in parents and parenting strategies – in the form of programs, laws, and policies at all levels – while promoting policies and programs to support parents and caregivers, as the family contributes to both national and international developments.

DIFI Conference on ‘‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development’’ Gets underway in Doha

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), kicked off its international conference entitled ‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development’ at The St. Regis Doha today.

DIFI Unveils ‘Civil Society Statement on Parenting’

Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation, today hosted a meeting for civil society organizations in partnership with the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD). Under this overarching theme, several topics were discussed, including ways of promoting gender equality and shared responsibility at home; preventing the reproduction of families in vulnerable situations; promoting intergenerational solidarity and inclusive urbanization; and creating an enabling environment for a meaningful contribution of civil society organizations.

DIFI and the Ministry of Public Health to hold a public seminar on Supporting Families and Children in Hospital in Qatar

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Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, will hold a public seminar on ‘Supporting Families and Children in Hospital in Qatar’, to highlight the importance of a family-centered approach to care within the medical context.

DIFI Funds and Initiates Comprehensive Book on Arab Family Studies

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Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) - a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has initiated and fubnded a book on Arab family studies containing the contributions of 28 eminent scholars, with the aim of addressing the gap in global knowledge on the Arab family.
The book, titled ‘Arab Family Studies, Critical Review’ – which is edited by Dr. Suad Joseph, Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Gender, and Women's Studies, at the University of California, and published by Syracuse University - was initiated and funded by DIFI in 2013.

DIFI and QNRF Award Grants for Arab Parenthood Research Through OSRA Program

Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), both members of Qatar Foundation (QF), have awarded grants to three research proposals that address emerging issues affecting the wellbeing of the Arab family, under their jointly-funded OSRA grant program.