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Mothers' Union is...

Founded in 1876, Mothers' Union is a Christian international family charity with over 4 million members dedicated to promoting marriage and supporting family life. It realises that the wellbeing of the family cannot be separated from the welfare of wider communities and therefore undertakes groundbreaking community work in over 83 countries. Whilst members come from all denominations, Mothers' Union as an organisation is usually based in the context of the Anglican Church. Wherever they are in the world, members all strive towards one unified vision, that of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.

Promoting social justice is key for Mothers' Union: speaking out on issues which adversely affect family life, common threads across different countries are gender equality, gender based violence, early marriage and tackling poverty. 

In the UK, Mothers' Union campaign against the commercialisation and sexualisation of children; advocate the Right to request flexible working for all employees and on parental leave.