Cherie Blair is a leading international barrister specializing in human-rights law. She is married to Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, and lives with her family in London.

Access to a mobile phone can raise a woman’s income and give her the power to send her daughters to school. Cherie Blair on why the developing world’s women should be talking and texting.

The Blairs were nervous about meeting George W. and Laura for the first time. With some justification.