BBC Radio 4 Front Row Interview - 9th July 2019

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Cherie speaks to Front Row about her role as Executive Producer on a new film set in Jerusalem, in which football helps unite a divided city. With recent attempts by the USA to rekindle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process having foundered on the rocks this film, The Rock Pile, explores the conflict through the eyes of three little boys, a Muslim, an Arab-Christian and a Jew, who meet and play football together on the streets of Jerusalem. Cherie is joined by John Deery, the film’s Director, to discuss the importance of this story in today’s world.

List to the interview on the link below (starts at 8:55)

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006m3t

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2019

The 20th June marks World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees and displaced peoples across the world, and an opportunity for the global community to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and to show their support and solidarity.

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The Asian University for Women has a particularly strong connection to World Refugee Day, with more than 20% of their students coming from refugee communities. On this day, 20th June, they renew their pledge to continue to support refugees and other displaced women from anywhere in the world to get the best education they can provide them. Furthermore, they take the opportunity to applaud the work of the AUW graduates who are actively working in support of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, making a difference on the ground in the face of often insurmountable challenges.

Please see the video below for more information about the the contribution they are making in responding to this urgent cause.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Iy1MneuH-g&feature=youtu.be

An evening with Cherie Blair, Stephen Fry & Kirsty Lang at Kings Place - 23rd June 2019 6pm

Come and see Cherie Blair in conversation with Stephen Fry and Kirsty Lang speaking on topics from the power of the Arts, to the importance of civilized discourse, to how we can make our jails work better. Part of a brilliant evening’s entertainment, including an auction with unique prizes. All proceeds go to the Liberty Choir Charity.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the King Place website: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/an-evening-with-cherie-blair-stephen-fry-kirsty-lang/

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Visit to Cox's Bazar Refugee Camp - 12th May 2019

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On a recent visit to Bangladesh, Cherie spent a day being shown around the Kutupalong Refugee Camp and its various expansion sites, now home to more than 900,000 displaced persons who were forced to migrate from neighbouring Myanmar due to ethnic and religious persecution. Amongst humanitarian workers from various UN agencies, there is also a group of alumni from the Asian University for Women who are using holistic and rights-based approaches to better serve the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the local community in Cox’s Bazar.

For more information, please read the following articles:

Asian University for Women 7th Commencement - 11th May 2019

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As Chancellor of the University, Cherie Blair presided over the Asian University for Women’s 7th Commencement. In her address to the graduating class, made up of 100 students from 12 different countries,

For more information, please see the following articles: