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Angelina Jolie and Daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt Speak With Advocates And Politicians To Support The Violence Against Women Act

Zahara Jolie-Pitt is stepping into the realm of activism behind her mother, Angelina Jolie, who has spent a large portion of her acting career pouring into environmental, reform, and relief programs.

The mother-daughter duo visited Washington D.C to meet with politicians and lawmakers behind the Violence Against Women Act in support of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Angelina shared highlights of the D.C visit on Instagram with a photo of herself, her daughter Zahara and Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, one of the House Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization co-sponsors. Angelina and Zahara also met with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a member of the Embassy of Tribal Nations and co-sponsor of the House VAWA Reauthorization. 

Based on the Eternals actor’s Instagram post, Angelina and Zahara met with several representatives working to modernize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act, including communities of color, LGBTQ survivors, rural areas, and more. 

“We need reforms including judicial training, trauma-informed court processes that minimize the risk of harm to children, grant programs for technology to detect bruising across all skin tones and create non-biased forensic evidence collection, and protections for the most vulnerable,” Angelina wrote.

They also sat in on the Embassy of Tribal Nations working session with Policy Counsel, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the Senior Native Affairs Advisor. 

This is a follow-up to Angelina’s previous White House visit in September. She spoke about the future plans and goals for the Violence Against Women Act. 

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