fwi_presidentSharon Slater
Family Watch International

 Sharon Slater is an internationally recognized leader, who has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to the effort to protect and defend marriage, family and life at the international, national and local level.

 In 1999, Sharon co-founded Family Watch International (FWI), a nonprofit organization in consultative status with the United Nations, and she currently serves as its president. Sharon writes a biweekly column for “The Family Watch” a free e-newsletter, with readers in over 170 countries.

 Sharon is the author of Stand for the Family: A Call to Responsible Citizens Everywhere and is the director of three documentaries: “Cultural Imperialism,” “Understanding Same-Sex Attraction” and “The Best Interest of the Child,” a documentary on family-based care of orphans. 

 She is the chair of the UN Family Rights Caucus and, annually, she organizes and chairs Global Family Policy Forums for UN diplomats.

Sharon also is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language. In 2007, she was selected as the Arizona Mother of the Year. Sharon and her husband, Greg, are the parents of seven children, four biological and three siblings adopted from Mozambique, whose parents died of AIDS.