Award for Global Defence of Human Rights

Annie Lennox, UK

One of the finest musical voices of our time, Annie Lennox is also a tireless campaigner on the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and children’s lives.

In 2007, she founded the “SING” campaign to help prevent the
spread of HIV in South Africa.

Annie is also an Ambassador for Oxfam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross, Special Envoy for HIV and AIDS in Scotland and also London Ambassador for HIV and AIDS.

In 2010, she was given the prestigious role of UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, and in January 2011 was awarded an OBE.

Annie was unable to be present at the 2010 International Human Rights Awards ceremony, but she sent this message:

For more information about Annie's work in the field of HIV and Aids, visit: