Thursday 21 March 2019

Bono's daughter Jordan Hewson steps into the limelight - as a journalist

Bono and daughter Jordan Hewson
Bono and daughter Jordan Hewson
Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend VIP Lounge at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park
Bono, Ali Hewson, and Jordan Hewson in the front row during the Edun Spring 2015 collection. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)
NEW Y(L-R)Ali Hewson, Bono of U2, Eve Hewson and Jordan Hewson
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12 Eve Hewson, Ali Hewson and Jordan Hewson attends the Edun Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Trudi Styler, Ali Hewson, Bono, Jordan Hewson, Christy Turlington Burns and Helena Christensen at the Edun Show in New York.
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Bono's daughter Jordan Hewson is following in her father's footsteps in the international fight against poverty.

The 25-year-old graduate of New York University has this week been unveiled as the online editor of Global Citizen, an organisation aiming to eradicate extreme poverty.

Jordan has largely avoided life in the limelight, while her younger sister Eve has pursued a career in acting, she is slowly entering public life to highlight the cause championed by her famous father.

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Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend VIP Lounge at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park
Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend VIP Lounge at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park

"We're really working against the injustice of extreme poverty," she told Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post.

"It's rarely a privilege we know how to access easily," she said.

After the Global Citizen Festival, a concert headlined by Jay-Z and No Doubt  in September of last year, the cause was given a new high profile platform.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actress Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Viewing Dinner Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/VF14/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actress Eve Hewson (L) and Jordan Hewson attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Viewing Dinner Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/VF14/WireImage)

Jordan accompanied actresses Jessica Alba and Olivia Wilde on stage at the event, which aims to end world poverty by 2030. They spoke about global poverty, problems such as dirty water and the Ebola and HIV epidemics.

NEW Y(L-R)Ali Hewson, Bono of U2, Eve Hewson and Jordan Hewson
NEW Y(L-R)Ali Hewson, Bono of U2, Eve Hewson and Jordan Hewson

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