With two new films, a new season of American Idol about to kick off, and now named the United Nations Foundation’s First Global Advocate for Girls and Women, newly single Jennifer Lopez is reaching new heights in her already impressive career.
The 46 year-old mother of twins is no stranger to the world of philanthropy. She has been partnering with the UN Foundation for years and now has an official title to go with it. Lopez tells Marie Claire, “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.”
Lopez’s role will 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. From supporting maternal health programs and ensuring access to education and health services around the world, to working to end gender-based violence, she will support the work of the UN Foundation and the UN agencies it supports.
In addition to empowering females around the globe, Lopez is getting ready to kick off her Las Vegas residency concert show, All I Have, as well as the final season of American Idol in January of next year.