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01 March 2024

3867 People Benefited from Family Guidance’s "Al Solh Khair" Initiative in Abu Dhabi during 2022

By Emirates247

3,867 people have benefited from guidance and counseling sessions, awareness-raising lectures and training workshops, as part of "Al Solh Khair" (Reconciliation is Better) initiative that was launched by the Family Guidance Section of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), which objective is to raise awareness and enable spouses to overcome family disputes in innovative ways, through 46 lectures and interactive workshops, held remotely via videoconference, throughout the year 2022.

In this regard, His Excellency Yousef Saeed Alabri, Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, said that the initiatives undertaken by the Family Guidance aim to increase reconciliation rates and resolve disputes by amicable means, reach an agreement that satisfies both parties and maintain family stability, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, who stresses the importance of promoting alternative solutions to litigation, especially in family-related disputes so as to preserve its cohesion and harmony.

He said that the intensification of the educational and counselling lectures given under “Al Solh Khair” initiative combined with the opening of access to all members of society to attend, aims to convey educational messages to the broadest possible range of families in order to reduce the number of divorce cases and preserve family relationships, by educating spouses and teaching them the skills needed to manage their marital conflicts, while preserving complete confidentiality and privacy.

The Undersecretary of the ADJD explained that “Al Solh Khair” initiative was designed to address divorce, khula' (divorce at the instance of the wife in return for a waiver of certain of her rights arising out of divorce) and marital obedience disputes, in that it employs innovative mechanisms to strengthen and reinforce the relationship between family members, through intensive counselling sessions conducted by certified family counsellors, and the organisation of training workshops supported by multimedia products and interactive exercises to help assimilate skills for coping with conflicts. This initiative is paired, he said, with a follow-up plan to ensure compliance with the reconciliation agreement and to address any obstacles that may arise during its implementation.