J Lo starts campaign for the world to treat her children equally

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Jennifer Lopez has just announced she has joined the ranks of women fighting for gender equality. 

The singer has just joined the front lines of the gender equality fight, starting a new position as global advocate for women and girls at the U.N. Foundation, a role which both Beyoncé and Emma Watson acquired before her. 

But J Lo is adopting the cause for a personal reason, as she told U.N. President Kathy Calvin at an event on Friday. 

"Having boy-girl twins really opened my eyes to how different men and women are and makes me think about how I treat my boy and how I treat my girl."

The U.N. set goals last week to achieve gender equality in 15 years – and Jennifer is determined to get to that finish line because of her family. 

"At the end of the day, when I picture 2030 when we reach these goals, I want my twins standing side by side and I want them looking at a landscape that has the same opportunity for both of them," she said.

"That the world is as much of an oyster for Emme as it is for Max."

Viola Davis and Patricia Arquette's speeches hot home for the 46-year-old, according to The Cut, and motivated her to use her own following to make a difference. 

"As an artist, I strive to inspire so people can aspire to do bigger and better things with their lives," she said.

"And for me, women should have all of those opportunities and should aspire to be the President of the United States…it could happen soon!"

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