Cherie joined the widows chanting in her capacity as President of the Loomba Foundation
'The failure to make the most of the potential of women is the last great impediment to universal progress.' Hilary Clinton
Women's Campaign International works in emerging democracies and post conflict regions around the world and advances opportunities for women.
Despite the abolition of the British slave trade 200 years ago, there remain an estimated 12 million people in the world today who are still enslaved.
Cherie participated in the panel "Leading the way - women changing the face of the business world" at the JPMorgan Symposium.
Watch Cherie's CNN interview here
Cherie was invited by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco to "an in conversation" with Mary Cranston past Chair of the Club and Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Cherie met members of the Law Faculty and then addressed students studying law at USD explaining her own legal career.
Around $40 million has been raised and donated across 100 charities throughout the world from these Charity Day events since they started.
There is a strong tradition of women's entrepreneurship in Indonesia, particularly in small and medium size enterprises
Raised in Waterloo by her mother and grandmother, Cherie is "proud to be from Liverpool".
Madame Bongo and Cherie led a widows' march through the centre of Libreville
The conference was designed by Mulberry School for Girls in conjunction with Lloyds Banking Group.
Cherie was asked to become a sponsor champion of the mWomen Programme that Vodafone Turkey launches later this year.
International Widows' Day was marked by Yoko Ono, a widow and supporter of the charity which aims to raise the profile of widows worldwide.
"Good laws are not only in the interest of the Governments, but also the Corporates looking to expand into the Continent and build sustainable relationships there."
Cherie spoke about the importance of human capital, and the unfair barriers women still face.
All five scholars are government lawyers who will be returning to their government positions later this year.
Women in Business was a lively event, with conversation and participation from the audience about women in the work place
Cherie went to see the post-earthquake reconstruction site of Ying Xiu, where she met families affected by the disaster.
The Prime Minister HE Sheikh Hasina spoke of the importance of women's education
The 2011 Common Wealth honorees have produced work of substantial influence and enduring relevance
Cherie was delighted to be able to join and laid a wreath in personal remembrance
"The fight for the women's equality must go hand in hand with the fight for better health for women."
Hope House is a secure place for women to recover from substance dependence
Paddington Academy is one of the fastest improving schools in the country.
In the week of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Cherie travelled to Washington and New York to take part.
Watch Cherie's lesson on Human Rights below.
"Educated women bring with them cross-generational benefits in the family and community"
In 2005, the Howard League for Penal Reform started the project 'Barbed'; a unique graphic design social enterprise established in Coldingley Prison.
Watch the launch video for the Africa Justice Foundation
Gender Based Violence continues to be a human rights issue that goes unchallenged.
"AUW is driven by the institutional belief that talent knows no bounds, be they the gender of an individual or the borders of a country."
Watch the trailer for the pilot episode of 'World on Trial', in which Cherie Blair takes part in a simulated courtroom trial focusing on the legality of France's 2004 'headscarf law'.