The Role of the Family in Building Social and Economic Security for Humanity:

In context of sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including our roles in the care giving of AIDS victims, the focal point of this conference was to discuss  “The role of the family in building social and Economic security for humanity”.

The importance of understanding the concept of shared responsibility within the family is a priority in all cultures.

The family unites all humanity across cultural and national boundaries as well as the essentiality of basic and continued care-giving measures. This includes the important economic, medical, psychological and social infrastructure concerns in combating the devastating and multiplying impact of AIDS on the family.

Co-sponsoring the event was the Association National Al Hidn of Morocco. Presenters included:  Professor Mina Oumlil; Professor Khadija Moufid, President and organizer of Al Hidn; Salwa Kader, President of USFMEP; and Professor Dr. Christine Schiwietz of Georgetown University.

Some of the highlights at the conference included a summary of the Horton and Hunt’s seven family functions and the impacts of AIDS on families.