Marriage and Family Archives - C-Fam

Pro-Family Nations and NGOs Celebrate 25th International Day of Families

UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.

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UN Commission Ends in Acrimony, Charges of Harassment and Bullying

The most controversial UN negotiation of the year ended Friday afternoon in a bitter row between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Irish chair of the commission over the procedure used to adopt an agreement on social protections for women.

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Pro-Lifers Win Big at UN Commission

Progressives did not applaud or cheer as they normally do as the UN Commission for Social Development concluded yesterday at UN headquarters because the commission did not even hint at abortion or homosexual/trans rights.

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UN Event Highlights the Importance of Family Stability

Member states and pro-family organizations hosted a panel discussion on the importance of family stability at UN headquarters this week.

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Five Best Moments of the Year 2018 for Life and Family at the UN

There have many important moments in 2018 for the pro-life cause internationally, maybe even epochal shifts. Only history can tell.

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New Trump-Supported Law Enshrines Obama-Era Gender Language

Pro-life groups are deeply disappointed in a new law aimed at helping women enter the marketplace that will likely prevent USAID from working with faith-based groups unless they violate their conscience in order to partner with the U.S. government.    

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Tanzania President Suspends U.S. Family Planning Advertising

Last week the Tanzanian government suspended family planning advertisements funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) while the program is reviewed for its population control motives.

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Hungarian Leader Rallies Christians, Gives EU Elites Indigestion

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán appears to relish giving indigestion to elites of Western Europe and the European Union.

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UN Event Highlights Challenges, Hopes for Families in Migration and Urbanization

As the United Nations Commission on Population and Development turns its focus to migration and urbanization, a high-level event this week turned the spotlight to the way family integrity—or breakdown—affects and is affected by pervasive population trends.

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Christians Protest UNICEF for “Sexualizing” Children

Fifty angry Christians picketed UNICEF’s office near the UN during the just-completed Commission on the Status of Women, a UN conference where pro-lifers won a major victory.

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U.S. Delegation to UN Conference Faces Intimidation Campaign

The world’s top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women’s conference in New York. 

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UN Panel Condemns “Prenatal Genocide” of Children with Down Syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren was a Miss USA State Pageant finalist where she won two awards.

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UNESCO Pushes Controversial Sex-Ed Rejected by General Assembly

UN staffers are making bold claims about the effectiveness of their latest efforts to initiate the world’s children to the mysteries of sex, even though their controversial sexuality education programming has been rejected by the UN General Assembly.

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Abortion May be Downplayed in U.S. Human Rights Report, Feminists Angry

Feminists and gays are up in arms about reported changes to the annual U.S. State Department report on human rights.

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Oxfam Scandal Part of Wider Sexual Abuse Cover-up

The elite UK-based aid organization Oxfam has admitted to hosting lavish parties and hiring prostitutes for humanitarian aid workers in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Opinion: Who Will Fight for the Family at the UN?

Even on the seventieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Commission on Social Development did not refer to the family as “natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and the state” at its annual session this week.

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Inter-American Human Rights Court Tries to Impose Homosexual Marriage on Entire Continent

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights published a much-anticipated advisory opinion earlier this month that says homosexual marriage and transgender identity change are human rights in the American Convention on Human Rights.

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UN Agency Defies General Assembly, Promotes “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNSECO) published a new technical guidance on “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” over the recent objections of UN member states to this kind of sex education.

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New UNICEF Chief Raises Hopes, Questions About Pro-life Stance

The Trump administration “welcomed” UNICEF’s new executive director, appointed on Monday, raising hopes, and questions, about whether the new chief will embrace the administration’s pro-life stance.

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Editorial: The International Stillbirth Scandal

Every day somewhere in the world 800 women and 7000 children die in childbirth. This tragedy has rightfully garnered attention at the highest levels at the UN.

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Nations Speak Out for Life and the Family in UN Human Rights Mechanism

For decades, powerful bureaucrats and wealthy donor countries have used the UN human rights system to push a controversial abortion and “sexual rights” agenda on traditional countries.

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Porn Epidemic Hampers Fight Against Child Pornography

The widespread use and legality of pornography is making it harder for law enforcement to combat child pornography. Europeans opposed the term “child pornography” in UN negotiations this month because of a movement to distance child pornography from adult pornography.

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Under Pressure, Tech Giants Drop Opposition to Anti-Trafficking Bill 

A bill to protect minor girls from sex traffickers who sell them online is a step closer to becoming law after Google and other giant tech companies reversed course this week and dropped opposition.

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UNFPA Annual Population Report: From Paternalism to Ventriloquism

Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.

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The Resurgence and Rebranding of Population Control

Population control proponents have found a way to regain some of their respectability in the public square by using the framing and metrics of family planning advocates. But the tactic requires dubious metrics and raises a host of ethical questions.

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