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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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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....

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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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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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...

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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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...