World Congress of Families
The World Congress of Families mobilizes opposition to reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, feminism and “gender ideology” in the name of the “natural family.” Participants in its global summits and regional gatherings share information and political strategies for mobilizing conservative culture warriors around the globe. WCF leaders are allied with right-wing authoritarian and nationalist leaders who promote “traditional values.”
The World Congress of Families began as a project of Illinois-based Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, founded in 1997 by conservative historian Allan Carlson. It now operates as a project of the International Organization for the Family, which is led by Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.