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Bloomberg TV's Betty Liu interviews Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, and Cherie Blair at CGI 2013

Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, chairman of Ooredoo, the Qatar-based telecommunications company, and Cherie Blair, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, talk about helping women economically in Myanmar. They speak with Betty Liu at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on...

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Cherie honored at Western University Convocation

Earlier this month, AUW Chancellor Cherie Blair spoke to the graduates at the University of Western Ontario's 301st Convocation. Cherie, who received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Western University at the ceremony, was introduced by Western's President, Dr Amit...

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"Let's Raise Our Voices"

Video originally posted on ICRW

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Helping women helps the community: Blair

Cherie Blair, the wife of former UK prime minister Tony Blair, says her foundation helps over 500 women in developing countries connect with mentors in developed nations. Watch video, originally posted on ABC News...

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CNBC Meets: Cherie Blair, Part Two

Cherie talks about juggling her career with the demands of 10 Downing Street in part two of this CNBC Meets episode, as well as her passion for empowering women through her Foundation and in particular her work in India. Watch...

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CNBC Meets: Cherie Blair, Part One

Cherie talks to Tania Bryer about her working class upbringing in Liverpool and the impact of being brought up by her mother and grandmother after her father left the family. In the third episode of the CNBC Meets series, she...

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Cherie Blair fights for girls' education

Cherie Blair talks to CNN about the importance of educating girls. Cherie Blair fights for girls' education by CNN_International...

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Cherie Blair's Exclusive Chat With CNBC-TV18

Cherie talks to CNBC-TV18 about how India's image is being dented as a result of growing violence against women....

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Red Rickshaw Revolution: Day 10 highlights

The Red Rickshaw traveled 1500 km from Mumbai to Delhi and met 50 extraordinary Indian women along the way. Find out more about the Red Rickshaw Revolution, a Vodafone Foundation initiative, at http://www.redrickshaw.in/...

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Sierra Leone OWNERS Launch March 2013

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Enterprise Development team in partnership with AFFORD-SL for International Women's Day launched the first ever network for women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. You can read more about this project here....

Shakespeare Schools Festival

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Over the last thirteen years, the Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) charity has enabled over 100,000 8-18 year olds to perform half-hour abridged Shakespeare plays, directed by their teachers, for an audience of family and friends in professional theatres. This year,...

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Voices of Inclusion: Cherie Blair

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Cherie's Daybreak interview

Cherie Blair has told Daybreak that both her and Tony Blair were competing to be a lawyer in 1976 - and that Tony was favourite for the job. Watch the video on itv.com...

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Cherie Blair Foundation partners with Vodafone Foundation in India and SEWA

Cherie's Foundation has partnered with the Vodafone Foundation in India and the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), which oversees the RUDI network, to develop a mobile application tailored to their needs. Although the women already have basic mobile phones, a...

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The Third Billion: Empowering Women, Powering the Global Economy

Published on Oct 16, 2012 As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business. A huge and fast-growing group of people are poised to take their place in the economic mainstream...

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Empowering women around the world

Zain Verjee talks with Cherie Blair, wife of former UK PM Tony Blair. Empowering women around the world video on CNN...

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Refuge & Avon 1in4women: support a friend video

Did you know that one woman in four will experience domestic violence at some time in her life? This means that someone you know - a sister, friend, daughter or colleague - could be at risk, right now. Watch this...

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Introducing the Enterprise Development Programme

The Enterprise Development Programme works with partners to support exceptional women, who, against the odds, have the ambition to transform small businesses into growing and thriving enterprises. See video and find out more on the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women...

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Can a quota system help close the gender gap?

As EU wants more seats for women in corporate boardrooms, we ask if it is equal opportunity or preferential treatment

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Erin rises above the odds, thanks to e-mentoring

In only nine months, Erin Radzi went from baking for family and friends to being a successful entrepreneur. She sells her cakes online and at bazaars and credits her success to the "Mentoring Women in Business" platform, which was developed...

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Video: Creating growth from the bottom up

A discussion between a remarkable social entrepreneur and the leader of an innovative entrepreneurship program....

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France 24 Interview with Cherie

St├ęphanie Antoine meets Cherie Blair during the 8th Edition of the Women's Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France. Wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, she has set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to help women...

Pixie's Happy Bags: raising money for Cancer Research

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Pixie's Happy Bags: raising money for Cancer Research

"I am a survivor of cancer, one day at a time. It's not always easy." In January 2012, Juliana Matthews was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery in February, completed chemotherapy in July and has now finished four weeks...

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Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images - miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal - illuminating the plight of the...

Creating growth from the bottom up

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Creating growth from the bottom up

"I believe that women are our strength, the bulwark of our society. And if you can give them the tools, they will take not just their families with them but the world as well." Cherie Blair

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Rainmakers TV: Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Cherie Blair makes her annual visit to Rainmakers by describing the new mobile phone program for women in business in Impact Countries.

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Cherie Blair: Yes, women can have it all -- spaced out over the course of a career

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, joins "Viewpoint" host Eliot Spitzer to discuss the challenges facing women in the workforce. Spitzer asks Blair whether she thinks working...

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The Fear Factory

Two decades of politicians playing the law and order 'arms race' have brought a criminal justice crisis to the UK. Especially when it comes to our young - where we're ultimately creating more of the very thing we fear... criminals....

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How the Cherie Blair Foundation approaches partnerships

The Cherie Blair Foundation works with local communities to strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs, particularly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. On the sidelines of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Cherie Blair tells Devex what...

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Cherie Blair Jospice Appeal

Watch Cherie's fundraising appeal on behalf of St Joseph's Hospice (Jospice)...

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Cherie named in the League of Extraordinary Women

Every change agent needs an agency. We've chosen 60 notable members of the League of Extraordinary Women and the organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, that are their vehicle to tackle areas of dire need, such as developing the next generation...

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Why Women Still Can't Have It All

It's time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here's what has to change.

'Special measures' needed to see why few women occupy top jobs

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'Special measures' needed to see why few women occupy top jobs

Should British companies be compelled to put more women in the boardroom? The European Union may soon decide to legislate for mandatory quotas, following a three-month consultation period. New research published by BBC News Online demonstrates how few women occupy...

Video: Cherie Blair calls for

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Video: Cherie Blair calls for "less of business as usual"

Watch Cherie's interview Top independent, global members organisation the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) recently filmed an insightful video dialogue with Cherie Blair, where she called for a need to "examine how we do business". Stressing the "quality and skills...

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Women's Voices

Cherie's video for TrustLaw Women's 'What do Women's Rights Mean to you?'

International Women's Day 2012

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International Women's Day 2012

March 8th marked International Women's Day and Cherie took part in a series of celebrations this year which began with the Join Me on the Bridge Event on Millennium Bridge, organised jointly by Women for Women International, Google and Equals...

Join Me on the Bridge Campaign & Women in the World Festival

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Join Me on the Bridge Campaign & Women in the World Festival

On 8 March 2012, for International Women's Day, Cherie will be joining the "Join me on the bridge campaign" and the Women in the World Festival at the South Bank.

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Inaugural Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership

Click here to view Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton's remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership...

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Emirati Reporter Amal Al Jabry Interviews Cherie Blair in Dubai

Cherie spoke to Emirates News reporter Amal Al Jabry about the opportunities and challenges facing women in business....

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Seeking True Democracy: The Challenge and Promise of Full Equality for Women

Listen to Cherie at Chatham House on women business owners in developing countries.

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The British Woman on Death Row

View the Channel 4 documentary on the case of Linda Carty, who is awaiting execution in Texas.

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Mentoring Women in Business

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women's Mentoring Women in Business Programme, fostering women led businesses in Africa, Asia and the Middle East through an on-line platform developed in collaboration with Google WIth thanks to Innovation Arts for the awesome animation...

Cherie Joins a Panel Discussion:

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Cherie Joins a Panel Discussion: "Women at the Top"

Last week in San Francisco Cherie was invited to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in to join a Panel discussing "Women at the Top: how diverse leadership benefits everyone" moderated by Tina Brown, Editor, The Newsweek Daily Beast...

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Watch Video Footage of Cherie on International Women's Day

On the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, Cherie and Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Business Advisory Services at the International Finance Corporation, discuss their views on promoting women entrepreneurs and unlocking their business potential in the world....

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Launches Global Centre for Women's Rights

TrustLaw, run by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's leading provider of news and information, Thomson Reuters, is a global centre for free legal assistance, anti-corruption and women's rights news. TrustLaw hope to spread the culture and...

Amparo Crafts

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Amparo Crafts

Amparo Crafts seeks to alleviate poverty in rural areas of Colombia through promoting conservation and fair trade.

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Cherie's Interview with the World at One

In a BBC World at One interview, Cherie spoke to Shaun Ley, a BBC reporter, about women's progress in business. She said the progress of women in business was 'too slow' despite women having more opportunities than when she started...

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The Girl Effect: Watch The Latest Video

"Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads. If you want to end poverty and help the developing world, the best thing you can do...

Because I am a Girl

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Because I am a Girl

On the 27 September Cherie gave a keynote speech at the launch of Plan's 2010 'Because I am a Girl' Report. She spoke about the opportunities technology and urbanisation can bring to young women, and pointed out that a report...

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Cherie Meets Women Business Leaders in Oman

I want to prove that a woman can do everything. She can make success by herself, she can prove herself by her own business. I don't need people to help me.

Campaigning for Widows of the World

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Campaigning for Widows of the World

By recognising 23 June as International Widows Day, The United Nations would be doing much to amplify the calls for long-overdue action.

Same Sky: Every Woman, One Dream

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Same Sky: Every Woman, One Dream

Same Sky employs HIV+ women in Rwanda who survived the 1994 Genocide. Instead of a hand out, Same Sky gives these women a hand up and the chance to rebuild their lives.

Ethiopia's Abducted Wives Rebel

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Ethiopia's Abducted Wives Rebel

Over the last few decades, Ethiopian women have been fighting against bridal abductions in the kidnapping capital of the world. Nurame Abedo experienced bridal abductions as a young girl, when she was kidnapped, raped and forced into marriage. When she...

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

The aim of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is to help women across the world to realise their potential by promoting and supporting their economic independence and empowerment.

Cherie Blair Endorses Women in Africa

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Cherie Blair Endorses Women in Africa

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.

Nablus Project Graduation

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Nablus Project Graduation

Cherie Blair's Foundation for Women, in partnership with Tomorrow's Youth Organisation, currently supports women entrepreneurs in Nablus through a project which will enable women to generate income based on their skills, education and motivation to work. On Monday 29 March,...

The Sun shines on Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

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The Sun shines on Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

When Romonah heard about Sunnymoney, she knew she wanted to get involved with her community. Sunny money is SolarAid's micro-enterprise scheme that trains entrepreneurs to sell new solar products to help free themselves from poverty.

South Korean Ad Highlights How Hard It Is to Be a Working Mother

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South Korean Ad Highlights How Hard It Is to Be a Working Mother

I may be a good employee, but to my family, I am a failure. In their eyes, I am a bad daughter-in-law, a bad parent, a bad wife and a bad mother. Hwang Myeong-eun

GSMA and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Publish 'Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity' Report

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GSMA and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Publish 'Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity' Report

This report is the first detailed global study of the nature of women mobile subscribers in low and middle-income countries such as Kenya and India. It underlines the barriers facing women's use of mobile phones and also shows that by extending the benefits of mobile phone ownership to more women, a multitude of social and economic goals can be achieved.

Saudi women to be allowed to argue cases in court

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Saudi women to be allowed to argue cases in court

Saudi Arabia is planning to bring in a new law to allow women lawyers to argue cases in court for the first time. Saudi Arabia's Justice Minister Mohammed al-Issa, who is drafting the law, said it was part of King...

The AUW Cherie Blair Fellows

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The AUW Cherie Blair Fellows

Cherie recently visited Bangladesh on a four-day trip, during which she launched the Cherie Blair Fellowships at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong. As a patron of the AUW, she gave Cherie Blair Fellowships to ten outstanding students who...

Refuge - The Campaign against Domestic Violence

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Refuge - The Campaign against Domestic Violence

Refuge provides women and children suffering from domestic violence with help, advice, support and a safe house if need be.

Women are seen to be the major agents for progress in attaining the climate change development goals.

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Women are seen to be the major agents for progress in attaining the climate change development goals.

Think of the women who depend directly on the environment for their livelihoods and for the well-being of their families and communities

Women power comes to Ethiopian banking

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Women power comes to Ethiopian banking

By Muluken Yewondwossen Prominent female Ethiopian professionals and entrepreneurs are to found a pioneering Women's Bank that will be fully controlled by women. Last Friday, a founding meeting called by promoters of the new bank held talks about the gender-based...

The Asian University for Women

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The Asian University for Women

The key to success for nations now and in the future will be the ability to harness the talents and potential of all its citizens. And that means women as well as men.

Women Mean Business Conference

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Women Mean Business Conference

The Women Mean Business conference hosted by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women will take place in Mumbai on the 11th of December, 20009. The aim is to bring together highly successful professionals from across India to share their knowledge...

The Girl Effect

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The Girl Effect

'We should have absolute confidence in these girls. It makes absolute sense to invest in them....they're not asking us for our pity. They're just asking for us to enable them to do what they're already doing, but they could do so much better with our help'. Cherie Blair

The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

The World Economic Forum has published its third annual report on the Global Gender Gap.This fascinating report examines the relative position of women to men in 130 countries.

The Launch of the World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative

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The Launch of the World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative

On 10th October 2008 a group of remarkable adolescent girls attended the launch of the World's Bank Adolescent Girls Initiative ("AGI") at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington.

Sex and Power: Who runs Britain

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Sex and Power: Who runs Britain

"A snail could crawl the entire length of the Great Wall of China in 212 years, just slightly longer than the 200 years it will take for women to be equally represented in Parliament."

Mary Fisher Bracelets Project

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Mary Fisher Bracelets Project

AIDS-affected women in Africa are earning desperately-needed income by handcrafting beaded bracelets, with training from artist-activist Mary Fisher.

Educating Girls

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Educating Girls

If there is one single thing we can do to counter inequality and poverty, it is to ensure that every child across the world, but particularly every girl, gets a good education.

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

By accepting the Convention, states commit themselves to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms

United Nations Women Watch

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United Nations Women Watch

The UN has created a website called WomenWatch which is a rich source of information about women's Issues around the world, particulary in relation to their rights and to gender parity.

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Cherie's BBC Radio 4 Interview on Woman's Hour

Click here for her BBC Radio 4 Interview on Woman's Hour about her book...

Innovations in Global Child Healthcare

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Innovations in Global Child Healthcare

Four million infants die within a month of birth every year. Ninety eight percent of these infant deaths occur in developing countries

Al-Fatah School in Afghanistan

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Al-Fatah School in Afghanistan

Under the Taliban rule, Afghan girls were forbidden to attend school. These days, girls are making up for the lost years.

Empowering Women Economically

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Empowering Women Economically

"Helping women to make the most of their economic potential is vital in tackling global poverty and inequality"

Stop the Trafficking

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Stop the Trafficking

Many estimates suggest that more than two million people are sold into modern day slavery every year, the vast majority of them women and children...

World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report

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World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report examines four critical areas of inequality between men and women:

Because I am a Girl : Plan International's Campaign

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Because I am a Girl : Plan International's Campaign

Plan UK's Because I am a Girl campaign is tackling the huge issues girls living in poverty around the world face.

Women for Women International

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Women for Women International

Women for Women International works to provide women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.