Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has been named the first-ever global advocate for girls and women at the United Nations Foundation.
- The 46-year-old star will travel the globe in an attempt to highlight the plight of females struggling in war zones, refugee camps and even on the mean streets of her native New York, reported Marie Claire.
ROLE AS GLOBAL ADVOCATE FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN
- Focus on mobilizing action to address major challenges for girls and women around the world, in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative.
- Supporting maternal health programs and ensuring access to education and health services around the world, to working to end gender-based violence.
A Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominated entertainer and entrepreneur, Lopez comes into the well-being of women and children through the Lopez Family Foundation that she and her sister Lynda Lopez started in 2010. Their foundation is committed to increasing quality health care and health education for women and children and first began working with the UN Foundation in 2013 around the Global Moms Relay.
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION
- The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.
- The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach.
- Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems.