Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore, and More Cover Variety’s Annual ‘Power of Women’ Issue
Prepare to be inspired.
These five women were chosen to cover the annual issue because of their impassioned and significant work with various humanitarian causes. Moore, for example, is an advocate for safer gun use and gun control.
Devastated by the spike in shootings across the country, Moore became involved with Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest U.S. organization for gun violence prevention. In October 2015, Moore launched the Everytown Creative Council as founding chairwoman. The council boasts such artists as J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell and Amy Schumer. Moore points out that the group’s efforts are “not an anti-gun movement or a partisan movement — this is about safety.”
Meanwhile, Nyong’o works closely with Mother Health International for African relief. Variety notes:
The organization is dedicated to providing relief to women and children in Uganda and other impoverished or war-torn regions, in large part by creating locally engaged birthing centers.“It’s a tragedy that women’s bodies are used as tools of war,” Nyong’o says. “When that happens, the trauma of war affects birthing. Mortality rates of children are so high and mothers die at such a high rate in these areas. It’s so important to change that.”