Angelina Jolie encourages her children to live a life of service. So it should come as no surprise that her daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, joined her in Washington D.C. in December 2021 to meet with Texas representative Sheila Jackson Lee and Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski. Along with groups like the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, they encouraged the renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (via W Magazine).
Angelina and Zahara wanted the legislation to include protections for indigenous women, women of color, children, and people who live in rural America. “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,” Jolie wrote on Instagram.
Zahara was also with her mother in February 2022 when members of the Senate introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. “I’m also glad to share in the advocacy with Zahara — and for her presence to calm my nerves before today’s press conference,” Angelina posted on Instagram.