Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do? It appears not. Not happy with just being a super successful singer, actress, producer and fashion designer, the star has taken on an entirely new kind of job working for the United Nations Foundation.
Sharing the news yesterday via her Instagram account, J-Lo announced that she has been named the first Global Advocate for Women and Girls. Explaining what the title involves she captioned the pic: “I will be able to use my voice to bring attention and awareness to important issues such as#healthcare for mothers #visibility for all women and #genderequality With the goal of making sure woman all over the world are #SHEE Safe, Healthy, Educated and Empowered! It is my honor and I am humbled to be given this privilege. #UNF#GlobalGoals #No.5#LopezFamilyFoundation”.
The United Nations Foundation – a nonprofit organisation that supports the U.N – confirmed that the star will focus on supporting the U.N. secretary-general’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative.
The mother of two is more than qualified for the job having founded her own charity, The Lopez Family Foundation, with her sister in 2010, and her first assignment saw her attend the Foundation’s Gender Equality Dinner at The Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan, on Friday. Attending the New York dinner with boyfriend Caspar Smart, the star stunned in a gorgeous pastel peach 50’s get up.
Speaking at the dinner, the singer – who has twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony – explained, “Becoming a mother has made me more aware of the struggles of women and children throughout the world.”
Talking about her motivations she said: “’While some progress has been made, there is still a lot more work that needs to be done for gender equality and universal access to medical care. I am happy to be joining the UN Foundation and eager to lend my voice and ensure that all girls and women are safe, healthy, educated and empowered.”
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By Elizabeth Bennett