The International Federation for Family Development promotes and participates in different research projects with experts and other stakeholders around the world.
Civil Society Statement on Parenting
The ‘Civil Society Statement on Parenting’ is initially the outcome of a meeting for civil society organizations hosted by the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation, in partnership with the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) on October 22, 2018. The objective is to gather as many stakeholders as possible to join in, to make it become an input for different international documents.
Alliance of Cities from all over the world that aim to be inclusive of sustainable families by being responsive to their needs, according to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, specifically goals 1-5. Their commitment will consist on presenting once a year the results of those indicators and attending the Conference organized to share good practices.
SDGs & Families
The purpose of this project, with the participation of experts from the five continents and the support of UNICEF and UN DESA, is to help policymakers to understand the role of stable families in supporting societies and how societies can support strong families, as well as provide support in assesing how public policy decisions can directly and indirectly affect family and child well-being.
Major European Commission FP 7 research project that investigated the diversity of family forms, relationships and life courses in Europe. It explored the growing complexity of family configurations and transitions across and within European societies and examined their implications for children, women and men with respect to inequalities in life chances, intergenerational relations and care arrangements. The consortium involved 25 research partners and 3 transnational civil society actor partners, including IFFD.
The final results have been published in 79 working papers, 80 articles, 7 book chapters and 1 book. They have also contributed to 4 online databases.
Declaration of the Civil Society on the occasion of the
20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
We proposed this Declaration of the Civil Society in which the basic contents of UN resolutions about the International Year of the Family are included, as well as the main recommendations of different Expert Group Meetings, particularly the European one organized in Brussels. We enrolled as many politicians, academics and representatives of NGOs in every country as we could, so that we could present it together with the rest of international organizations.
It was sponsored by 27 international entities and signed by over 542 civil society representatives from 285 national organizations, as well as by elected officials, academics and individuals.