April 19th, 2013
02:35 PM ET

Cherie Blair: It's not enough to give girls primary education

(CNN) - Cherie Blair, a lawyer and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said her mother and grandmother left school at age 14, and never completed their educations. It was different for Blair and her sister, and the opportunities need to continue to spread, she said.

She's now chancellor of the Asian University For Women in Bangladesh, which has 3,000 students from several countries.

"When you hear the stories of the individual girls, the sacrifices they have to make..." she said. "So may of the girls say to me, 'I realize that by coming here and studying, you know, I'll never get married. Because, you know, I've given up that choice.'"

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  1. Hiroki

    The number of people who recognize the importance of girls' education has been increasing dramatically because of the countless actions by female educators. You will see the world change in a moment. What we now to foster the movement is keeping the action and disseminating your thoughts on girls' education. Then, our world will continue to change for the better.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm |