Be part of 18 interactive sessions
Hear from 61 different speakers
Consult privately with 4 marriage experts
The family is considered the basic social unit and the core constituent of society, and it begins its formation through marriage. It is the start of a covenant partnership, which goes beyond the rights and duties of each party and highlights the pastoral, protectionist, and educational role that parents undertake for future generations. In fact, these roles are also supported by the extended families, who play an important role in the formation, stability, and dissolution of any marriage. Given the importance of marriage, and the consequent branching of patterns and the structural challenges it faces, research interest in marriage has grown and policies and programs across the region have addressed various aspects of it.
This conference aims to draw an integrated picture of the phenomenon of marriage in the world, with a particular focus in the Arab regular. The conference will delve into multiple faces of marriage by addressing: the socio-economic factors affecting marriage; reasons behind declining rates and delay of marriage; increases in the material costs of marriage; impact of work and family balance on marriage; factors influencing the stability of marital relations; as well as marriage in times of immigration, wars, and conflicts.
Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) is a global policy and advocacy Institute working to advance knowledge on Arab families and promote evidence-based polices. Learn more