Archive ID: 2008_76_02

Interview with the Scottish Singer and AIDS activist Annie Lennox in connection with the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. She talks about her activism and the situation of poverty, violence, gender inequality and human rights violations connected with HIV/AIDS. She also reflects on the international AIDS conferences and music as important mediums of communication.

Background material

"Annie Lennox became committed to AIDS advocacy work after she visited South Africa as an invitation from Nelson Mandela.This was the only personal interview she gave during her stay at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The celebrites have been instrumental in galvanizing and strenghtening the international AIDS alliance. She has been very supportive of the Face of AIDS project." - Staffan Hildebrand