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Gabon Mission to the United Nations

Establishing a new landmark in human rights, United Nations unanimously declares June 23 International Widows Day.

Interview with the Financial Times

FT Magazine, 10 December 2010

I hope that the world will open up for women and enable them to fulfil their potential wherever they happen to be born.

I Love the Energy of Mumbai: Cherie Blair

Daily News and Analysis India, 8 December 2010

I am in India to promote equal opportunity and economic empowerment for women.

Empower People, Don't Punish Them

Cherie Booth:The Independent, 1 December 2010

Protecting public health and promoting human rights are mutually reinforcing strategies.

"Mobile Phones Put Women in Control"

Cherie's Letter to The Times, 26 November 2010

"It is so worrying that not just in India but in many other parts of the world, far fewer women than men have access to mobile phones".

Almost 50% of Girls Under 18 Feel Unsafe in UK Cities, 21 September 2010

We must make cities safe for girls and help them to develop the skills to protect themselves and to recognise both the threats and the opportunities that await them.

Cherie's Interview on Sky News Business Australia

Sky News Business Australia, 3 September 2010

The biggest contributing factor to the pay gap between men and women is simply being a woman.

Iran is Attempting to Decapitate its Bahá'í Community, Wednesday 25 August 2010

The sham trial of seven Bahá'í leaders is a violation of Iran's international human rights obligations and the country's own law.

Raising the Bar

Small Business, 12 July 2010

There are so many women with the potential to be successful entrepreneurs, but they lack the support needed to make it happen.

Spoken from the Heart - A Review of the autobiography of Laura Bush

Cherie Blair, The New Statesman 10th June 2010

Laura Bush is the genuine article: a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend and a warm, smart woman, who made a difference not only in her immediate surroundings, but across the world.

Condoleezza Rice and Cherie Blair: Changing the Face of Women’s Education in Asia

PR Newswire, 13 May 2010

Cherie is speaking alongside Dr Condoleezza Rice in New York this week, in support of the Asian University for Women.

The Times/Matrix debate on the Human Rights Act

20 April 2010

An overwhelming majority of the (legal) audience supported Cherie Booth QC's fierce defence of the Human Rights Act

Fred Freeman Annual Lecture on Philanthropy

21 April 2010

Fred Freeman was a man of extraordinary vision and generosity - very much in the tradition of the Rathbones, Levers and Moores who have left such a mark for good on Merseyside.

Women are at the heart of US foreign policy

An article by Hillary Clinton, The Times March 31, 2010

America views the subjugation of women as a threat to our security and the common security of the world. Hillary Clinton

Liberate women - give them mobile phones

The Independent: International Women's Day March 8th 2010

As we celebrate International Women’s Day across the globe, we are reminded that millions of women still face severe discrimination. Everyone knows when women are given the opportunity to succeed, they flourish - and give back to their families and communities. It’s up to us to give women this chance.- Cherie Blair

The first worldwide web for women - the Guides

The Independent, 21 February 2010

Guiding is the biggest female-only movement on the planet, with over 10 million members in 145 countries from Armenia to Zimbabwe. It provides a fantastic opportunity for girls and young women to learn in supportive surroundings the leadership skills and confidence they need for later life.

Speech to the Guernsey International Legal Association

The Royal Court St Peter Port Wednesday 10th February 2010

The European Convention, the Human Rights Act and the Experiences of the UK: Some Possible Lessons for Guernsey?

Interview in the Daily Star for the launch of the Cherie Blair Fellowships at the Asian University for Women in Bangaldesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, January 11, 2010

It is a good thing that Bangladesh has women leaders which shows the society is comfortable with women's empowerment.

Faith, life and death in Iran

The Guardian Online Tuesday 12th January 2010

Bahá'í leaders are being made scapegoats. We must press Tehran to grant them a fair trial

The Human Rights Imperative in Law

Public lecture by Cherie Blair at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh Sunday 10th January

Through our global commitment to Human Rights, we have proved ourselves capable of altering, adjusting and amending domestic law and practice, including, at times, our own constitutions, to create fairer, more just societies.