Charlize Theron is focusing on a special organization amid her breakup from Sean Penn.
On Monday, the actress stopped by Today to discuss the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which works with young females who are HIV-positive in Theron's home country in South America. She talked about how even though things have changed, there is still more to be done to prevent HIV from spreading.
"A lot of people assume that we've come a long way with HIV/AIDS- and we have, especially over the last decade. But HIV/AIDS is still the No. 1 killer of women of a reproductive age worldwide," Theron said. "It's something that we still really need to care about because it's really disproportionately hitting young girls and young women."
The actress gave more details on what her project is working on when it comes to saving the lives of young girls.
"We've seen a stability or a decrease in a lot of the infection rates across the board, but we are seeing an increase when it comes to youth and adolescents," Theron said. "Somehow we're not reaching those very, very vulnerable girls. That's what our project tries to do with our grassroots organizations on the ground."
This organization seems to keep the actress busy as she balances life as an actress and a single mother. She has two adopted children, Jackson and August.