AGENDA

NOVEMBER 23, 2018 – FRIDAY

08:30 - 09:30 MAIN HALL REGISTRATION

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10:00 - 12:00 MAIN HALL OPENING CEREMONY

Statement by SALİHA OKUR GÜMRÜKÇÜOĞLU

President of Women and Democracy Association, KADEM

Statement by ZEHRA ZÜMRÜT SELÇUK

Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services Republic of Turkey

Statement by RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN

President of Republic of Turkey

14.00 - 16.00 MAIN HALL CRUCIAL ROLE OF FAMILY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION: KEY POLICIES AND BEST PRACTICES

ESRA ALBAYRAK

Chairwoman of the Women Consultative Council of Islamic Cooperation, TURKEY

Moderator

ZEHRA ZÜMRÜT SELÇUK

Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services, Republic of Turkey

MA’SOUMEH EBTEKAR

Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs, Iran, Islamic Rep.

HIJRAN HUSEYNOVA

Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Azerbaijan

ZEKİ ÇELER

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

YOHANA SUSANA YEMBISE

Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia

HIND SABEEH BARAK AL-SABEEH

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor / Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Kuwait

HAIFA AL-AGHA

Minister of Woman Affairs, Palestine

SALIMATA DIOP EPSE DIENG

Minister of Woman Affairs, Family and Gender, Senegal

WIDAD YAGOUB

Minister of Social Security and Development, Sudan

HAJATI JANAT BALUNZI MUKWAYA

Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda

ADIYEV KANYBEK MAMATBEKOVICH

State Secretary (First Deputy Minister), Kyrgyz Republic

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 – SATURDAY

09:30 - 11:00 HALL A OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF FAMILIES IN THE MODERN ERA

The family is under multiple threats in modern society. Problems such as decline of intergenerational communication, increase in divorce rates, the ongoing issue of domestic violence, urban spaces having negative effects on the family structure, increase in drug and media addiction and social isolation are directly or indirectly affecting family structure and unity. On the other hand, despite these negativities, the family continues to carry out its vital functions in terms of the individuals and social and political structure. It plays an important role in the preservation and empowerment of the social structure by promoting the moral values ​​such as mutual aid, solidarity and sharing. The modern world also offers important opportunities for families to be strengthened. Supporting mechanisms, such as therapies, help families who are going through issues overcome manageable problems. In this session, the threats awaiting the family in the modern world, as well as the ongoing functions of the family and the possibilities offered by the modern world for the family empowerment are going to be addressed from different perspectives; and related policies of various countries will be discussed in detail.

DR. IGNACIO SOCIAS

Director of International Affairs, International Federation for Family Development, SPAIN

Moderator

FEHMİ BİLGE

Architect, TURKEY

Interaction of Space, Urban Planning and Family

DR. DIMITER PHILIPOV

Demographer, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, AUSTRIA

Effects of Population Dynamics on Families

PROF. DR. KEMAL SAYAR

Psychiatrist, Marmara University School of Medicine, TURKEY

Family Counseling and Therapy as a Rising Trend

PROF. DR. GUNHILD O. HAGESTAD

Professor, Agder University College, NORWAY

Intergenerational Dialogue and Transmission of Values

09:30 - 11:00 HALL B TOWARDS A BETTER WORK-FAMILY BALANCE

The working woman has a dual role in terms of her responsibilities for her family and professional life. Some women, who decide that they cannot perform these roles together, are either compelled to compromise on their family life by choosing their profession, or compromise on their work life by choosing to be housewives. Many women who want to pursue a career make use of their education four themselves and for their country cannot spend enough time with their families due to the conflict they experience in these roles, which either creates a psychological pressure on women, or causes them to be hesitant in getting married and starting a family. Policies that regulate working conditions in a way that takes into account the needs of women and the time they need to devote to their children, that provide part-time working opportunities for women, develop nurseries and care facilities at workplaces, and ensure sharing of responsibilities in family between spouses can make it easier for women to take part in the work life, and also contribute to ensuring the integrity of family. This session will address policies and suggestions that women take part in the work life without harming the unity of their family and neglecting their children, will also underline the active participation of men to this process.

ASSOC. PROF. DR. E. SARE AYDIN YILMAZ

MEP from AK Party, Founding President of KADEM, TURKEY

Moderator

AHMED AREF

Researcher; Doha International Family Institute, Qatar Foundation, QATAR

Contribution of Social Policies in Achieving Work-Life Balance

DR. WILLEM ADEMA

Senior Economist, OECD Social Policy Division, FRANCE

Achieving Family Friendly Work Hours

DR. FRED DEVEN

Psychologist, University of Louvain, BELGIUM

Increasing the Role of Father in Upbringing of Children

DR. MARGARIDA GONÇALVES NETO

Doctor, Casa de Saúde do Telhal Hospital, PORTUGAL

Work – Life Balance and Career in Corporate Life

11:15 - 12:45 HALL A RELIGION AS THE BOUNDING POWER OF FAMILY

All religions regard the family as the foundation of human life. All of them contain values and norms that contribute to the provision of family unity, the empowerment of family relations and the continuity of the family as an institution. In addition to the values they have, religions provide important opportunities for the family institution through emotions such as sharing, cooperation, solidarity, compassion, kindness, mutual love and respect cultivated among their members. This session will focus on the outlook of religions, notably Islam, on the family, the importance they attribute to the family, the roles of the spouses in the family, the ways in which the family members can benefit more from the religious services and the related suggestions and policies will be discussed.

PROF. HURİYE MARTI

Vice President, Directorate of Religious Affairs, TURKEY

Moderator

PROF. DARIUSZ KROK

Professor, University of Opole, POLAND

Role of Religion in Families Today

IEASHA PRIME

Director of Women’s Affairs at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center -Executive Director of Barakah Inc. , PALESTINE

Religion as A Source of Peace And Respect in Family

ASST. PROF. ŞULE ALBAYRAK

Assistant Professor, Marmara University, TURKEY

Effect of Religion in Preserving Family Values Across Generations

LIA GALICI

Business Woman, TURKEY

Influence of Religion in Family Formation

TATUL ANUŞYAN

Abbot, TURKEY

Influence of Religion in Family Formation

11:15 - 12:45 HALL B MEDIA AND FAMILY INTERACTION: DIGITALIZATION OF RELATIONS

There are both positive and negative effects of the media on the family. Educational programs in the media contribute positively to intra-family relations, distribution of roles in the family, relationships between spouses, and parent-child interactions. However, there are negative effects of communication tools and social media due to reasons such as their ability to reveal family privacy, make virtual infidelity possible, change family and marriage expectancy, cause social isolation, pave the way for corrupting family loyalty, change expectations and destroy value systems. This session will discuss the positive and negative effects of mass communication tools and social media on the family, as well as suggestions and policies to strengthen the intra-family relations and the unity of the family are expected to be made against the negative effects of the media. On the other hand, suggestions for increasing the positive effects of the media that has become indispensable in today’s world.

FATMA BARBAROSOĞLU

Sociologist, TURKEY

Moderator

DR. SUMAIYAH AHMED

Assistant Professor, Jamia Hamdard School of Humanities and Social Sciences, INDIA

Impact of Media on Family

PROF. DONG HOON MA

Director of School of Media and Communication, Korea University, SOUTH KOREA

Family Profile in Media

PROF. FERHAN ODABAŞI

Professor, Anadolu University Faculty of Education, TURKEY

Family and Social Media Relationship

BİROL GÜVEN

Scriptwriter & Producer, TURKEY

Family Relationships in the Series and Cinema, Past and Present

14:00 - 15:30 HALL A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A THREAT TO FAMILY UNION

Violence is a multidimensional problem with its physical, psychological and deprivation aspects. Beside women, children are also exposed to domestic violence. Violence has multidimensional effects on the family. Both in Turkey and in other countries, most of the divorces, and the consequent disintegration of the institution of family is caused by violence. Moreover, violence has profound psychological effects on family members. Turkey has developed significant policies on this issue and acceded to the relevant international conventions within the last fifteen years. Despite all this, unfortunately violence is still an ongoing problem. This session will focus on successful examples / practices in the fight for elimination of violence and effective policies to be developed in this respect, with reference to the experiences from different countries. Different dimensions of violence and abuse against women as well as children will be discussed.

MS. WAFA BANI MUSTAPHA

MEP, JORDAN

Moderator

GÜLSER USTAOĞLU

General Director, Directorate General on the Status of Women, TURKEY

State Policies Against Violence for the Protection of Family Union

PROF. DR. MEDAIM YANIK

Psychiatrist, TURKEY

Disfunctioning Families and Divorce Due to Domestic Violence

PROF. DR. ZALEHA KAMURUDDIN

Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia, MALAYSIA

A Tool for Preventing Domestic Violence: Family Law

PROF. DR. PAOLA TODINI

Professor, E-Campus University, ITALY

Domestic Violence Against Children

14:00 - 15:30 HALL B THE IMPACT OF CONFLICTS AND POVERTY ON FAMILIES

This session will address two issues which are directly or indirectly linked to each other: Conflict and poverty. The wars and conflicts in different regions of the world have the most destructive effects on the institutions of family. As a result of wars and conflicts, families are displaced, falling apart, and becoming impoverished. Families that have been displaced are faced with fundamental problems such as accommodation, financial difficulties, health, and adapting to the places they take refuge in. On the other hand, poverty as a multifaceted social problem, deeply affects the family. Family members, surrounded by poverty, face problems related to education, health, nutrition and sheltering in decent conditions. This session will focus on the effects of conflict and poverty on the structure, integrity and the members of the family, as well as the policies and measures to protect the family against poverty. In this context, the policies and strategies to be developed by the public sector, the private sector, local governments and non-governmental organizations to combat poverty will be specifically addressed.

REEM ABU HASSAN

 Former Ministry of Social Development, JORDAN

Moderator

SABIHA HUSIC

Theologian & Psychotherapist, Medica Zenica, BOSNIA- HERZEGOVINA

Family Life and Structure in War and Conflict

DR. DEISI KUSZTRA WEBER

President, World Family Organization, BRASIL

Family Well-Being and Poverty: Strategies for Sustainable Families

DR. ALİ KHASHAN

Former Minister of Justice of the Palestinian Authority, President of Palestine Global Center for Justice & Humanity, PALESTINE

Conditions of Refugee and Internally Displaced Families

DR. ZITHA MOKOMANE

Associate Professor, University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

Families as a Protective Tool in Economic Hardships

15:45 - 16:45 HALL A KADEM TALKS

Maysaa Abu Hassen

Senior Data Analyst at Investimate Business and ORB International, SYRIA

FATMA İPEK ALCI

The Winner of “Hero of the Year” in Guiding Light Category in 2017 Sweden Hero Award
Housewife, TURKEY

LEYLA İPEKÇİ

Writer, TURKEY

16:45 - 17:00 HALL A SUMMIT FINAL REPORT