About Us

“Promoting family-based solutions to world problems”

About Family Watch International


Founded in the United States in 1999, Family Watch International (FWI) is a nonprofit international educational organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Family Watch* is recognized as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code.


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Family Watch Mission


Family Watch works to protect and promote the family as the fundamental unit of society at the international, national and local level through education, pro-family advocacy, and family-based humanitarian aid.


To protect the family by working to preserve and promote traditional marriage, safeguard parental rights, defend human life, uphold religious liberty, and protect the health and innocence of children.


Family Watch policy positions are based on scientific research, social science data, lessons from history, and what has been proven across cultures to produce the best outcomes for men, women, children and, thus, for society.



Our Worldwide Reach


Recognized as a worldwide leader in the pro-family movement, Family Watch works at the United Nations, across the United States, and in countries around the world to defend the family and family values.


FWI has members and supporters in 170 countries representing various cultures, faiths, and socioeconomic backgrounds—all united by our recognition that the family is the essential foundation of every successful society.


Family Watch has reached millions of people worldwide with our renowned publications, policy briefs, commentaries, and documentaries, and we maintain a large and growing database of individuals in countries throughout the world who can be mobilized to stand for the family when needed.


* Family Watch International was originally incorporated under the name Global Helping to Advance Women and Children and later adopted Family Watch International as a dba in 2008.

To Accomplish our Mission, Family Watch:

Monitors, analyzes and reports on policy developments and research on the emerging cultural, social and legal dynamics affecting children and families.

Participates in and monitors UN conferences and international negotiations and leads family advocacy teams to effect pro-family outcomes in UN documents, policies and programs.

Consults with, advises and educates government leaders, UN diplomats and other stakeholders to help them advocate more effectively for family-centered policies and programs.

Prepares and disseminates newsletters, books, documentaries, family policy briefs, action alerts, and other materials to equip parents, policymakers and concerned citizens with tools to defend the family.

Hosts conferences, forums, events, panels, and training sessions for UN diplomats, government leaders and concerned citizens in the United States and abroad. Prepares and files amicus briefs in key court cases dealing with family issues.

Promotes family-based solutions to world problems, such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, and the orphan crisis.

Networks and builds coalitions with other pro-family groups to share best practices and strengthen pro-family advocacy. (See UNFamilyRightsCaucus.org)