Objectives & Themes

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Objectives:

  • Highlight research on the impact of wars and conflicts on Arab families taking into account contextual factors.
  • Investigate the role of policy (international, regional and national) in promoting the well-being and protection of Arab families and their members under conditions of wars and conflicts.
  • Create a platform through which social scientists, policy makers, NGOs and CSOs can meaningfully interact with each other.
  • Present the experiences and best practices of NGOs and CSOs in the protection of families under conditions of wars and conflicts.

Symposium Sessions:

  • Family Formation and Breakdown During and Post Wars and Conflicts
  • The Social and Economic Consequences of Wars and Conflicts
  • Gender Dimensions of Wars and Conflicts
  • Refugees and Internally Displaced Families (IDFs)
  • The Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Women, Men and Children
  • The Health Consequences of Wars and Conflicts

Plenary Sessions:

  • Impact of Wars and Conflicts on Families
  • The Roles and Experiences of Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Post Wars and Conflicts: Family Transition and Re-settlement