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United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Elizabeth Warner shares what she learned while at the United Nations. While at the Commission on the Status of Women, I met so many amazing and passionate...

by McKayla Skinner In courts in the United States use the image of Lady Justice or the balance she carries, symbolizing fairness under the law. This icon is not only used in the United States but also in thirteen other countries. However, this iconic message of “fair...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Emma Zuniga shares what she learned while at the United Nations. I remember the first time I went to the United Nations. It was a little over...

by Diane Robertson About the same time the State of California charged David Daleiden, the man responsible for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, with 15 felonies, the United States Congress dismissed an Obama administration rule that prohibited the states from defunding Planned...

by Candice LeSueur Attending the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) at the UN this past week was an unforgettable experience for me, as well as one I definitely had not expected. Back in high school, I was lucky enough to...

by Erin Weist About 2 weeks ago, BBC News produced an article titled, “Three-person baby license granted,” reporting about a fertility group in Newcastle that has worked to create a procedure that is intended to overcome a specific genetic defect. A noble goal, to be sure....

Nine university students accompanied the United Families team at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women. They shared with us some of their impressions while working at the UN. Each student had a unique perspective. We are grateful for the enthusiasm...

by Diane Robertson Religious freedom is being chipped away at one small bit at a time. As a result, the freedom in which people had to behave and speak has been changing. Years ago, private business owners could make their religion part of their business and the...

by Cathi Bond Loneliness is an emotion that causes one to feel empty or have the perception of being alone, like when a college freshman feels lonely even when surrounded by roommates and fellow students. Earlier this month, Michael Hobbes, a gay writer, pondered why gay...

by Elise Ellsworth While Congress is hotly debating the American Health Care Act there are many Americans who remain unaware that the act contains language which could be the undoing of America’s biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood (originally HJ Resolution 43). Over the last few weeks...

by Diane Robertson There’s an alarming new agenda showing up in liberal circles. It’s coming under two separate guises: women’s rights and children’s rights. Both have the same goal to remove childcare from the parents and give it to the government. I first noticed this in December...

by Angela Fallentine The 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations is underway in New York and the United Families International team is on the ground attending and monitoring events. The theme for this year’s CSW is “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the...

by Christie Masters “No one told me that it would all happen at the same hallowed time: Mothering is at once the hardest and the holiest and the happiest.” Ann Voskamp Several years ago, my two oldest daughters and I joined a women’s book study group. The...

by Tashica Jacobson I’ve recently found a station on the radio that plays that old country music that I grew up on. One song that they play frequently is If You’ve Got Love by John Michael Montgomery. One verse in particular stands out to me it...

We're handing YOU the mic! No matter how small you think your voice is, as a mother, never before has your voice had the opportunity to be heard like it is now. Right now, at the United Nations there’s a pretty fierce battle over motherhood taking place....

by Diane Robertson It’s that time of year again. The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is in session now until March 25th. CSW is inundated with liberal voices pushing for unfettered abortion, comprehensive sexual education, and working women. Current UN documents suggest that...

by Cathi Bond In a 2016 survey, 72% of teenagers reported feeling an urgency to check and immediately respond to text messages and social media notifications from their friends. They found it almost impossible to resist the impulse to check the pings or to post; experiencing...

by Ashley Corbaley In September of last year Thai law professor and homosexual activist, Vitit Muntarbhorn, was appointed the first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and Gender Identity. There was and is great opposition to the Independent Expert’s position. On November 21st the UN voted 84-77...

I am Kelli Houghton, the president of United Families International. We want to share with you an upcoming trip to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations that is focusing on women’s economic empowerment. Our team will be there for two...

by Diane Robertson This week the Supreme Court sent their transgender school bathroom case back down to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court stated: “The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for...

by Cathi Bond No one is perfect. We all make mistakes…therefore, we all need forgiveness. It’s our nature to help others, but sometimes we intentionally or carelessly disappoint and hurt too. Forgiveness is a process, not an event, which can be challenging when our hurt is...

by Breaunna Stone Based out of New York City, and Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations is a headquarters where countries come together to discuss and make decisions on international policy that ranges from the sanctity of life, to water quality, to economic policy. The documents and...

by Diane Robertson The organizers for the Women’s March, held in January, have organized another event for March 8th—“A Day Without a Woman”. The organizers are suggesting that women around the world “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping for one day...

by Elise Ellsworth President Trump recently revoked Obama era federal guidelines instructing schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and other facilities which aligned with their gender identity. Many saw this revocation as an intentional snubbing of those in the LGBT community and their rights. But...

by Candice LeSueur I remember very distinctly when I realized how great it was to be a girl. I was 16 and was learning, as women, we have attributes that make us unique from men: among a wide array of countless traits, we have a great...