International Day of Families

The world celebrates the International Day of Families every year on May 15 to highlight the significance of the family in building society, and as the first environment and the first school where generations are raised and values and morals are instilled, and where children are educated and prepared to be good citizens capable of carrying out their responsibilities and duties towards themselves, their families and their society.

The family is also the first guide and the most influential teacher in the formation of the personality of the individual and his health of the intellectual, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral structure. Therefore, the family in any society needs support according to the challenges it faces due to the importance of a healthy family in building community and in social progress, which is considered essential to find the most effective way to achieve sustainable development goals.

To continue building societies, it is essential to uplift the awareness of young people about the importance of the family, its stability and safety, and to avoid following the sayings that undermine the building of the family and lead to the reluctance of young people to marry and have children.

It is therefore essential to guide the behavior of young people and encourage them to assume the responsibility of preparing generations, as they are the ones who will take the responsibility for forming their families and their society. This requires raising their awareness of forming new families, raising healthy children physically and mentally, and building a family life based on understanding and partnership between women and men and on the basis that both complement each other for the sake of human and social sustainability within a framework of cooperation and commitment and that the proper upbringing is what guarantees access to constructive and productive societies.

This is why young people must have societal support at the stage of founding new families. This support revolves around facilities such as the presence of specialized nurseries, the setting up of a system of flexible working hours for parents, and the existence of specialized institutions to support the family, which helps them overcome economic, social, health, environmental, and psychological challenges. This support and facilitation will inevitably lead to motivating young people to marry and plan to have children within the framework of a family environment that provides stability and support for each of its members, who share common goals, values ​​, and principles.

Fatima bint Mubarak