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The theme exhibition "Strong Family – Strong State", dedicated to the International family day (15 May), is opening in the Legal information reading room (No 207b) from 15 May to 29 May.

In spite of civilization's long history of financial and spiritual advancement, concerns related to family life, marriage, and child rearing are still important in the third millennium. The family, which is the foundation of society, has protected human values, culture, and historical continuity for generations and continues to do so. It also contributes to stability and progress. The international community acknowledges that a person's family plays the most important role in human’s development. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that the family is the natural basic unit of society.

Globalization threatens the institution of the family. New "social viruses" are emerging – the fashion for childlessness, the fashion for toy children as a stylish accessory, and the number of children raised outside the family or in single-parent families is increasing. Currently, there is a serious problem of single-parent families and a huge number of divorces all over the world. Traditional provisions of the institution of marriage are being lost. Many countriesх рhave developed entire strategies for demographic development.

In the Republic of Belarus, the state family policy is one of the key areas of social policy and one of the foundations of demographic security. Types of state support include: acts of legislation regulating marriages, divorces, the situation of children in families, alimony obligations; protection of motherhood and childhood, conditions of employment and working conditions of working women-mothers, etc.; allowances for families raising children; family capital; support in the construction (reconstruction) of housing for large and young families; benefits for large families, families with disabled children and others from certain categories of families; state targeted social assistance.

Each nation follows a different path when establishing its family policy. This subject is of state significance in Belarus. Family concerns are a top priority; children are how we view our future, and the family is the solid cornerstone of our society.

The exhibition presents more than 70 documents: monographs, textbooks, dissertation abstracts, articles from collections and periodicals on topical issues of legal regulation of family relations.

The exhibition is intended for scholars, attorneys, family law experts, notaries, lawyers, undergraduates, postgraduate students, and anyone else with an interest in the issues surrounding family law and its intersectoral interaction.

The exhibition includes the following thematic sections:

  • International recommendations and standards for family protection
  • Institute of family and legal responsibility within the framework of the legislation of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Regulation of marriage and family relations at the national level
  • Liability for non-performance or improper performance of alimony obligations
  • The child and its rights

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The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 28.

The article is provided by the Official documents service department.


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