FORA.tv Speaker - Cherie Blair

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Biography

Cherie Blair is a leading human rights lawyer and a passionate campaigner for women's equality around the world. The wife of the former British prime minister, she is closely involved with over 20 charitable organizations and launched the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2008 to provide business-development support for female entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Blair became a queen's counsel in 1995, is an accredited mediator, and sits as a part-time judge. In 2007 she was awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal in recognition of her extraordinary humanitarian contributions. She is honorary vice president of Barnardo's, the UK's leading children's charity and advocacy group, ambassador for the disability charity Scope, president of the Loomba Foundation, a trustee of the Africa Justice Foundation, and patron of several other charities, including Breast Cancer Care and SolarAid.

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Cherie Blair: Empowering Women in Emerging Markets

06.22.11 | 00:28:03 min | 0 comments