For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well.
I am really lucky with my skin. It comes from my mum. Fashion tip from Cherie: drink lots of water.
I don't know anybody who thinks they have it all... I count myself extremely lucky to have a fantastic family and the career I always wanted.
I have never been ashamed of calling myself a feminist, and I believe passionately in women's rights.
I strongly support not just citizenship classes but also teaching children how the law works and the many ways it affects their lives.
I think anyone doing an interview is to some extent on show. And therefore, we always want to put on our best face.
I think I'm one of life's copers. And picking myself up and dusting myself off and starting all over again is one of my mottoes, actually.
I'm an incurable optimist, and I'm a great believer in never looking back. Life is too short, and new challenges are exciting.
I've learned when to speak out. You do have to learn when to bide your time and when to speak out, and I don't always get it right.
Sometimes it's easier to attack the spouse than it is to attack the politician.
The longest journeys start with the smallest steps.
Torture produces unreliable evidence and therefore doesn't achieve and protect anybody. Torture corrupts those who are doing the torturing.
When I was 14, I told all the girls in my class that I wanted to be the first woman prime minister. Someone else beat me to that!
Yes, people need food and education. But one of the cornerstones of any society is a well-functioning legal system.
As a Catholic, I am proud of the social mission of the church and its concerns for the poor and dispossessed, but I still personally would support women priests.
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