Cherie Blair Foundation

Barnardo's Calls for Change to Sentencing Guidelines in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases

Cherie Blair | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

The brave children who seek justice for the abuse they have suffered have often not only to re-live the horrors of their experiences, but also to battle the perceptions that sometimes people have of them. These perceptions may mean they are not believed or perhaps they are left thinking that they are to blame for the horrifying abuse - that they in some way brought it upon themselves.

The Next Mobile Revolution: Boosting Women's Entrepreneurship Via Mobile Money

Cherie Blair | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech
Cherie Blair

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, in partnership with leading mobile operator Millicom (Tigo), have joined forces on an innovative project to correct this trend and maximise mobile financial service opportunities for women entrepreneurs and their communities throughout Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. This public-private partnership will showcase a sustainable and scalable approach to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs working as mobile money agents in the retail networks of mobile operators.

The Mobile Phone as an Important Tool for Women Entrepreneurs in India

Cherie Blair | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

The beauty of modern technology is that it has vastly speeded up communication and the transmission of information, helping businesses to become more efficient and productive. But this acceleration poses a real challenge for many small business owners who can get left behind if they aren't "up to speed". But for the women entrepreneurs in these same areas those difficulties are multiplied by cultural traditions that often prevent them from being included in local business networks and markets.