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What FDF interested?

​the foundation is particularly in the following:

  • Strengthening religious values and implanting inherent Arab culture to ensure the
  • continuity of the family and the cohesion of society.
  • Working to help woman and strengthen her position to enable her to effectively
  • contribute to the economic and social development.
  • Adopting innovative methods to implement the policies aimed at looking after,
  • developing and qualifying women and children in line with the social policy of the
  • government, and in optimum cooperation with regional and international organizations.
  • Drawing up strategies and plans and implementing the programs specialized in
  • raising, protecting, looking after, and preparing children.
  • Adopting the principle of justice and equality between men and women, and
  • partnership within the family to keep pace with the comprehensive development.
  • Paying attention to fighting poverty and providing opportunities for women to
  • participate in the labour market to increase the family income.
  • Adopting care and development projects which support the requirements of
  • motherhood and childhood.
  • Defending the rights of woman in all areas to ensure a decent family life for her on
  • the ground that she is the basic cell of society, and supporting and developing the
  • woman family rights.
  • Finding appropriate mechanisms to resolve the disputes and problems facing women
  • and families in general.
  • Providing all forms and shapes of necessary care for the elderly, and working to
  • attract them to live a stable social life.
  • Promoting the spirit of initiative and innovation among children and youth to motivate
  • them to work and produce.
  • Raising awareness about family issues using print and broadcast media.
  • Promoting the concepts of environmental culture to ensure the optimum rationalization
  • of water, energy and environmental awareness.
  • Implanting and strengthening the concepts and mechanisms of voluntary work among
  • the family members.
  • Paying attention to the issues of education and modern technology to achieve the
  • objectives of the Foundation.

When Family Development Foundation established?

In his capacity As ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate, H.H Sheikh KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL

NAHYAN issued Local Law No. 11 for 2006 to establish a public non-profit organization

named the Family Development Foundation. The Foundation is an independent entity

with full legal competence and financial and administrative independence headed by

H.H Sheikha FATIMA BINT MUBARAK. The Foundation would replace the Abu Dhabi

woman development association and its branches, offices, and property as well as the