Blair touts cell phones for Kenyan women

The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair asked business leaders at a meeting convened by Bill Clinton on Thursday to help her put cell phones into the hands of women in Kenya.

Cherie Blair said mobile phones are "a vital educational, health and economic tool" that can help women in the developing world achieve equality with men.

Blair, a human rights lawyer, was in New York attending the midyear meeting of the former U.S. president's Clinton Global Initiative. She said that with the right applications, cell phones are "the poor person's computer."

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