Annie Lennox has become a spokeswoman for the U.N. agency fighting HIV/AIDS.
The Scottish musician was named UN AIDS goodwill ambassador on Wednesday, and pledged to address the “daily brutality faced by millions of women and girls” suffering from the disease.
Lennox, 55, achieved fame with The Eurythmics, whose “Sweet Dreams” reached No. 1 in the United States in 1983.
She has since performed as a solo artist and spoken out on political issues. Her “SING” campaign raises awareness for AIDS-infected women in southern Africa.
Lennox said: “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.”