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Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels

Business Fights Poverty, 5 December 2011

By Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

Cherie calls on equal representation

The Press Association, 5 December 2011

Cherie Blair has urged 'positive action' to make sure women gain equal representation in business and politics.

Cherie Blair calls for positive action to ensure equal representation for women

The Guardian, 5 December 2011

Cherie Blair contrasts 'slow progress' in UK with 'tremendous strides' taken by emerging democracies such as Tunisia.

Women bring value to mobile market, 29 November 2011

A report entitled ‘Women Entrepreneurs in the Mobile Retail Channels - Empowering Women, Driving Growth', which studied the role of women entrepreneurs in the mobile phone industry has revealed that women have a very important roles to play in the mobile channel, which benefits both communities and business.

New wave of mobile growth to be driven by women entrepreneurs

Zawya, 29 November 2011

Dubai, UAE, 29 November, 2011: An in-depth study on the role of women in the mobile phone industry has highlighted the social and economic advantages of including more women entrepreneurs into the mobile value chain.

Cherie Blair: Investing in Women

Cherie's interview with The Market Magazine:

Fake Progress vs. Real Progress in Palestine

The Atlantic, 12 November 2011

In partnership with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO), the Cherie Blair Foundation supports women entrepreneurs in Nablus through a project which enables women to generate income based on their skills, education and motivation to work. For more about this collaboration, see an excellent article in the Atlantic below:

Cherie Blair visits Dubai Hospital

Gulf News, 9 November 2011

Wife of former UK premier meets children and inspects work being done by charity initiative.

Video: Cherie Booth gives speech at Liverpool's International Slavery Museum

Liverpool Echo, 18 October 2011

“To see it explained in this museum is just fantastic especially for me as my grandfather was a merchant seaman on the Elder Demster Line going from Liverpool to Lagos.”

Refuge BBC Lifeline Appeal

Refuge has been chosen for this month's BBC Lifeline Appeal.

Cherie's Selection as Judge for the Zayed Future Energy Prize

Cherie Blair has been selected as judge for the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Wandari Maathai: A 'Mighty Woman' Who Spoke Truth To Power

RFK, 26 September 2011

By Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights

What went wrong for Afghanistan's women?

The Guardian, 26 September 2011

Many assumed the invasion of Afghanistan would improve women's lives. But, a decade on, little has changed

U.K.'s Cherie Blair Shares Words Of Advice

National Public Radio, 26 September 2011

The wife of former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair is helping African first ladies and their staff become stronger advocates for change. She speaks with Michel Martin about this work, the challenges and relationships she's had with the media, and what it takes to be an effective first lady.

Rand African First Ladies Initiative fosters leadership among political wives

The Washington Post, 26 September 2011

New York — Being a wife is hard enough. Try also being a first lady.

Cherie Blair inaugurates female empowerment program

The Daily Star Lebanon, 8 September 2011

"Our aim is to enable women to develop and build on their business talents"

New centre opens at Jospice in memory of Father Francis O’Leary after £1m Golden Jubilee Appeal

Crosby Herald, 4 August 2011

A dream to revamp a building at Jospice has become a reality following an appeal launched by Cherie Blair.

Cherie Booth speaks at women’s network event organised by Liverpool law firm

Liverpool Daily Post, 26 July 2011

Ms Booth spoke about how she balanced her private life with a high-powered career, as well as life in the public eye.

The Rule of Law - an unfathomable concept?

Junior Lawyers Division, 22 July 2011

Professor Javaid Rehman, Cherie Booth QC and Rabinder Singh QC to take part in a panel discussion, chaired by the engaging and enthusiastic Professor Conor Gearty.

Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market

Bloomberg, 12 July 2011

For women in emerging markets, cell phones can be life changing

Cherie Blair on Lehman Sisters and life at No 10

Liz Bolshaw, Financial Times, 6 July 2011

Cherie Blair is a barrister, judge and campaigner for equality and human rights. In 2008, she set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which runs programmes in Africa, south Asia and the Middle East to help women start and expand businesses. She is married to Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister.

Cherie Blair Talks Tech Gender Gap

The Street, 27 June 2011

Watch Cherie tell The Street's James Rogers how her foundation is working with the likes of Google to empower women entrepreneurs in the developing world.

World's Widows' Plight Brought to Light

Watch Cherie talk to Erica Hill about the "vicious cycle of decline" many widowed women face around the world.

Cherie Blair: Empowering Women in Emerging Markets, 22 June 2011

Watch Cherie in conversation with Matthew Bishop from The Economist

UN Launches International Widows' Day

BBC News World, 23 June 2011

Watch the BBC story about UN International Widows' Day featuring interviews with Cherie and Yoko Ono.

Message on International Widows' Day: 23 June 2011

United Nations, 20 June 2011

Of the approximately 245 million widows in our world, more than 115 live in extreme poverty.

World Justice Forum III

Cherie Blair, Barcelona, 20 June 2011

"Law touches every part of our lives."

Mary Ann Sieghart: We do need to stop the muck-rakers

The Independent, 20 June 2011

The editors will protest about loss of free speech. But reports based on privacy intrusion are lazy journalism

In Bangladesh, a New University Gives Women a Shot at Leadership

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 June 2011

With the overall goal of solving deep-seated social problems, the university encourages students to connect their theoretical study with contemporary issues and challenges facing Asia and the world.

Watch the Video: "Is Africa Open for Business?"

Thomson Reuters Newsmaker, 25 May 2011

Toyin Saraki, President of the Wellbeing Foundation, and member of the Africa Justice Foundation, discusses the AJF after participating in a panel at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker titled "Is Africa Open for Business?"

The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the AUW Campus

Cherie Blair, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 25 April 2011

Today we have gathered to celebrate the launch of the construction of the permanent campus of the Asian University for Women.

Liverpool May Blitz remembered with parade and ceremony

Liverpool Daily Post, 30 April 2011

“It has been a truly special day, and it is so important to remember."

Cherie joins Equality Effect project

The Equality Effect, 26 April 2011

The equality effect is honoured to be working with Cherie Booth QC

Abortions give rise to Asia's 'lost boy' generation

The Independent, 20 March 2011

Sex-selective abortion is outlawed but can be difficult to enforce.

Voluntary female quotas do not work, Norway says, 31 March 2011

EU commission figures show that only 12 percent of board members in the bloc's largest companies are women

Cherie Blair: 'Africa Needs Better Lawyers'

Huffpost World, 4 April 2011

Africa doesn't need more lawyers. What it needs are well-trained lawyers who can deal with internal problems.

IFC looks to empower women through phone program

IT News Africa, 11 March 2011

IFC is doing a remarkable job by increasing access to finance for women entrepreneurs.

mWomen: how mobile communication empowers women

Media Newswire, 9 March 2011

To mark International Women's Day 2011, today March 8, we look at how the mobile phone can empower women in developing countries through the GSMA mWomen Programme.

Cherie Blair seeks ways to open up the law to working-class students

Alex Aldridge, The Guardian, 10 March 2011

Widening access to the legal profession is not easy, but Blair has a message to convey: 'If I can do it, so can you'

Cherie Blair to Lead Labour Policy Review

The Independent, 7 March 2011

"We need to look afresh at how countries like the UK, through their development efforts, can help make a real difference to the status and power of women in the developing world."

Cherie's Interview with the BBC Chinese Services

BBC Chinese Services, 1 March 2011

Watch Cherie's interview with the BBC Chinese Services, as part of the BBC World Service's series to mark International Women's Day, on 8 March.

Watch Cherie on BBC's Show Me The Money

BBC, Show Me The Money, 27 February 2011

See below for Cherie's views on the Davies Report and the role of women in business.

Cherie Blair Remembers Teachers and Family Support Ahead of Jamie's Dream School Lessons

Liverpool Echo, 26 February 2011

"I know how much I owe to the teachers who inspired me, both at primary and secondary school"

All-star classroom: Jamie Oliver's latest TV show sees high-achieving celebrities become teachers

The Independent, 24 February 2011

Can Simon Callow and Cherie Blair convince teenagers who have failed their GCSEs that school can be cool? Gerard Gilbert meets the tutors with a difference

Cherie Blair on Africa's Legal System

CNN, 22 February 2011

See below for Cherie's interview with Max Foster from CNN, on the Africa Justice Foundation and Africa's legal system.

Read Cherie's Article in The Times on Jamie's Dream School

The Times, 19 February 2011

"One of the students called me posh. I said I’m from a working-class Liverpool family"

View The Times Article: ‘Women are the key to this revolution’

The Times, 16 February 2011

To view an article on The Times Website about the part women are playing in the revolution in the Middle East click the link below:

Government Looks to Real Work in Prison

Steve Gummer, The Howard, Spring 2011 Edition

The government has published a green paper on sentencing reform and rehabilitation that has at its heart proposals on work in prison which has been directly inspired by an initiative from the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Cherie Blair Lends Support to Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Mark Johnson, Crosby Herald, 10 February 2011

"Liverpool Seafarers Centre works on the frontline to give seafarers respite from weeks, even months at sea, away from home and loved ones, and to provide the resources to link families spread across the globe."

To Fight Poverty, Invest in Girls, 14 February 2011

In recent years, more development aid than ever before has been directed at women; but that doesn't mean it is reaching the girls who need it.

Cherie's Speech at the Launch of Ronan McCrea’s “Religion and the Public Order of the European Union”

Cherie Blair, 3 February 2011

This book makes a valuable and timely contribution to the debate on one of the most controversial areas of public life.

Africa and Justice: The Key to Prosperity

Cherie Blair, The Daily Beast, 13 January 2011

The continent is rebounding from the global recession, but strengthening its legal systems can ensure that this land rich in natural resources will emerge stronger than ever.

Justice, Stability and Prosperity: Building Fair Legal Systems for Africa

Cherie Blair, The Huffington Post, 5 January 2011

Co-authored by Philip Riches and Suella Fernandes.

Cherie Blair Named Chancellor of Asian University for Women

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 25 January 2011

Cherie Blair recognised for international advocacy of women’s education.

Why Good Laws Hold the Key to Africa’s Transformation

Cherie Blair, Think Africa Press, 24 January 2011

Next month will see the launch of the Africa Justice Foundation, a new charity to support legal capacity building in African governments. Co-founder Cherie Blair and board member Jonathan Kewley explain its significance.