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Angelina Jolie and daughter make emotional Washington DC visit to advocate for Violence Against Women Act

The Eternals star shared several photos on Instagram

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Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
December 17, 2021
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Angelina Jolie was joined by her 16-year-old daughter Zahara for an emotional visit to Washington DC to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act. The Eternals star shared several photos on Instagram revealing she and Zahara met with "advocates and lawmakers to modernize and strengthen the #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct to include protections for children's health and safety, communities of color, tribes, LGBTQ survivors, rural areas, and all survivors".

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Angelina, wearing a loose black midi skirt paired with a chic white shirt tucked in, posed for pictures with Zahara, who rocked a camel-colored coat, and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. "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," she captioned the post, and encouraged fans to "learn more about VAWA reauthorization and why safety can't wait", and to visit to campaign for Senators to cosponsor and support the bill.

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Fans thanked the mom-of-six for highlighting the importance of the bill to others, and many shared heart emojis to praise her work.

The three-time Academy Award winner pours her heart into conservation, human rights, female empowerment, children's education and refugees among other social causes.

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Angelina has a long history with the United Nations, working as a Goodwill Ambassador from 2001 to 2012 before being promoted to Special Envoy where she has worked tirelessly, carrying out nearly 60 field missions and becoming an influential advocate on refugee and displacement matters.

The Unbroken actress has also received worldwide recognition for her efforts.

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Angelina was joined by Zahara for the meetings

In 2013, she was the first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award given out by the United Nations Correspondents Association to those who have made a significant contribution.

In 2005, she was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Association of the USA for her work with UNHCR and with refugees.

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Angelina is mom to six children

Angelina has also set up various organisations in her children's name, including the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation and the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

She and her ex-husband Brad Pitt also set up the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which assists with humanitarian causes across the world.

When they launched it, they donated $1m to Global Action For Children and another $1m to Doctors Without Borders.

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