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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
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Cherie has founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to help women in countries where they lack equal opportunities to grow their businesses.
Giving women the chance to contribute to their economies, to make the most of their talents, is the key to higher living standards and stronger economies. Research shows that women tend to invest 90% of their income back into their families, so their success is critical to the ability of their children to escape poverty too. Whatever our gender, we all gain. And yet, women find it harder to obtain investment grants or own land and they find it difficult to get good advice or commercial support. The Foundation is a response to these challenges. Read more
"I am passionate about championing the cause of women. Whenever I can, I do so through my professional life as a human rights lawyer. And I also have used my higher personal profile over the last few years to take the message out to any audience which will listen to me.
Women with economic security and independence have much greater control over the lives of themselves and their children. It also, importantly, gives women a more influential voice in their communities and wider society to tackle injustice and discrimination.That is the reason I have set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Its aim is to help women across the world to realise their potential by promoting and supporting their economic independence and empowerment. In particular, it seeks to promote women's role and leadership in the global economy by enhancing the growth of women-owned small and medium enterprises in the developing world." Cherie Blair
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is a UK registered charity: number 1125751.
Registered Address: 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LH.