Annie Franklin is a member of the Executive Board and Director of International Activities for Family Watch International. As such, she is the diplomatic liaison for Family Watch and also is a co-founder and the spokesperson for the UN Family Rights Caucus (see at


A native of Belgium, who now lives in Arizona, Annie speaks fluent French. She has been involved in the pro-life and pro-family cause for more than 20 years, representing represented Family Watch at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission for Social Development, the Commission for Population and Development, as well as the Human Rights Council in Geneva. She also organizes groups of volunteers to lobby at the major UN commissions and develops training material for this advocacy work. And, she facilitates the participation of a large group of UN Ambassadors, Diplomats and Government officials at the Family Watch International Global Family Policy Forums each year.


She has been married to her husband John for 55 years. They have two children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Annie Franklin,

Director of International Activities