Annie Lennox becomes U.N AIDS ambassador

June 3rd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 3 (ANI): Annie Lennox has achieved yet another milestone in her crusade against HIV and AIDS - she has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations to help combat the deadly disease.

The former Eurythmics star has been constantly fighting against the killer condition for almost two decades. She set up the SING campaign in 2003 to promote education and health care for women and children in South Africa who have been affected by the virus.

Last year, Lennox was named a Woman of Peace by the Nobel Peace Laureates for her tireless work raising awareness, and in April, she appeared on U.S. TV wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘HIV Positive’ to show her “solidarity” with sufferers.

“The daily brutality faced by millions of women and girls is unacceptable. If we are to end the cycle of human devastation triggered by the AIDS epidemic, we must address the rights of women and girls and challenge their second class citizen status, which puts them at greater risk of HIV,” The Daily Express quoted her as saying. (ANI)

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