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Biography: Birth Name: Ann Lennox
Birth Place: Aberdeen, Scotland
Years Active: 1975–present
Genres: Pop, Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul
Annie Lennox, OBE (born December 25, 1954), is a Scottish recording artist. After achieving minor success in the band The Tourists in the late 1970s, Lennox went on to major international success in the 1980s as part of the duo Eurythmics, which she formed with former Tourists' member David A. Stewart. In the 1990s Lennox embarked on a solo career.
Between 1977 and 1980, Lennox was the lead singer of The Tourists (initially known as The Catch), a moderately successful British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart. During the time they were in The Tourists, Stewart and Lennox were involved in a relationship, though this had ended by the time they formed Eurythmics.
Annie Lennox Having just come back from the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen I have a few thoughts I'd like to share with you.
I've been actively campaigning on the issue of HIV/AIDS, the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE ever since I directly witnessed the epidemic for myself in 2003 in South Africa.
My paradigm of understanding about the massive global disparity that exists regarding girls and women in every single aspect of life was totally shifted.
At this point in time, many people assume the HIV/AIDS crisis is over, but we're only half way there. If investment and funding continues, we can potentially see the end of AIDS as a health crisis by 2030.. but if it stops, then all the gains will be lost and an even worse situation will return.
The success of the AIDS response is in jeopardy right now.
THAT is why I'm still campaigning..
Know your HIV status.. Get tested!
If you're positive, then get onto treatment right away.
Thanks for reading this folks!
Feminism is a Global issue and it includes boys and men.
Picture: With Michel Sidibe - Head of UNAIDS at the Danish Parliament.
Annie Lennox Watch online: Annie speaks to Al-jazeera
"Great progress has been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but is it enough to eradicate the virus? According to UNAIDS, in 2014, there were more than 36.9 million people living with HIV, and in sub-Saharan Africa there were more than one million new infections.
Women and children are the most vulnerable to the disease. Economic, social and cultural factors all complicate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
High profile HIV activist singer/songwriter Annie Lennox and Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa will be in The Stream sharing how they are fighting the pandemic. "