She’s known as Posh Spice but now you can call Victoria Beckham another name – UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.
The former pop star turned fashion designer appeared at the UN in New York on Thursday to publicly accept the position and talk about her new passion.
Speaking at a press conference the mom-of-four vowed to help raise awareness and resources so that babies are not born with HIV.
Victoria, 40, said:
“This is the beginning of an important journey for me.
“As a woman and a mother I have a responsibility to support other women.
“I am proud and honored to be working with UNAIDS in this new role to help to raise resources and awareness to support and empower women and children affected by HIV.”
Victoria has taken her role so seriously that she skipped the opening of her flagship store in London and sent hubby David Beckham in her place instead.
During the UN press conference the former Spice Girl also revealed that she was profoundly changed after a trip to South Africa earlier this year.
She flew to the country in support of Born Free – a charity that tries to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.
“I would do anything for my children and I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future.
“Elton [John] is a very dear friend of mine and David’s and we’ve been patrons of the Elton John AIDS Foundation for 20 years so I have been working a lot with lots of AIDS charities.
“It’s why I realize I have to step forward and do whatever I can do. I want to get to know the women and understand them.
“It was life changing when I went to South Africa.”
“For some reason people will listen to me. So I can speak on behalf of these women…
“Babies should not be born with HIV and we can stop that.”
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