Victoria Beckham visits Soweto in first mission as UN goodwill ambassador

by hellomagazine.com

Victoria Beckham has made her first trip as the new UN goodwill ambassador for AIDS charity UNAIDS, travelling overseas to Soweto, South Africa.

And the fashion designer has given fans a glimpse of her journey so far, posting photographs from her first mission.

"Inspiring day in Soweto visiting @hivsa with @ejaf x vb," tweeted the mum-of-four alongside a snap of herself getting a cuddle from a small child, kneeling on the floor and looking casual in a T-shirt and pair of jeans.

 



Another photo showed the 40-year-old kneeling alongside a group of women. "Meeting young women in Soweto, spreading HIV free messages @ejaf x vb," she tweeted alongside the picture.

The last photograph posted by Victoria on Sunday was an action shot, showing the former Spice Girl spray-painting graffiti onto a wall. It came with a meaningful tweet: "Education + art = Aids free future @UNAIDS x vb."

Victoria was named UN goodwill ambassador just two weeks ago.

 



She stepped out at the United Nations' building in September in New York to accept her certificate from the Executive Director of Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, Michel Sidibe.

"I am mother and I am a woman," she told the audience in a rousing speech. "I will do whatever I can to raise awareness.

"I feel very passionate about this. I recently visited South Africa and was so touched by the women I met and felt inspired. I came home and I knew I had to do something.

 

 



"It's taken me to get to 40 to realise I have a responsibility as a woman and as a mother," she added. "I have people mentoring me. I am going back to South Africa in a few weeks and then further afield next year.

"I would do anything for my children," she said in reference to her three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and her daughter Harper. "And I think every woman has the right to health and every woman has the right to give their children a healthy future."

The singer-turned-designer visited Cape Town in February as part of the Born Free initiative, which tackles the issue of HIV being transmitted from mothers to their children.