Victoria Beckham as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador: "Every Woman Has the Right to Give Her Children a Healthy Future"
Victoria Beckham is doing some good with her girl power! Following her spring/summer 2015 show during New York Fashion Week and most recently, the opening of her first store in London, the singer-turned-designer flew across the pond to deliver an incredibly moving speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. She spoke about her involvement with the UN's HIV/AIDS program UNAIDS in her newly appointed role as the UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador and their ultimate goal—to work toward ensuring all children are born free from HIV.
Decked in a posh blue tuxedo suit (that topped our best-dressed list), Beckham explained how she has supported AIDS charity organizations over the years, but a recent trip to South Africa prompted her to take action. "I came home thinking, I have a responsibility," she said. "For some reason, people will listen to what I have to say, so I'm going to speak on behalf of the incredible women and the incredible charities that are working so desperately hard in these countries. I'm going to lend my voice."
She readily admitted she doesn't know everything, but she's determined to learn and she's taking her position seriously. "I want to do whatever I can do. I want to support women, empower women—every woman out there has the right to health, every woman has the right to give her children a healthy future."
Beckham has already turned to social media to raise awareness, posting a series of inspirational tweets ("Together we can end the #AIDS epidemic x vb," one reads) and Twitpics, including her (ultra-glam) Goodwill Ambassador badge (above).
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