Angelina Jolie's 16-year-old daughter Zahara appears to be following in her mom's humanitarian footsteps. This week, the teen joined Jolie in Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about the Violence Against Women Act, and the actress shared photos from their mother-daughter trip to the nation's capitol on Instagram.
"Honored to visit Washington, DC, with Zahara, working 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," Jolie captioned a slideshow of snapshots from their visit. "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."
In the first photo, Angelina and Zahara coordinated in neutrals while posing for a photo alongside Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, the co-sponsor of the House VAWA Reauthorization. Jolie paired a white button-down shirt with a black maxi skirt, while Zahara wore a black top and pants with a brown wrap coat. The next two images showed their meeting with senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), co-sponsor of the Senate VAWA Reauthorization, and the final photo was of a working session at the Embassy of Tribal Nations.
Back in October, Jolie spoke to People about how Zahara and her five siblings — Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — are "pretty great people" and that they have taught her kindness. "I have six very individual human beings in my home," explained Jolie. "I am so excited about all the different stages and feelings and curiosities that they go through. Why wouldn't you be? We're supposed to help them figure out who they are. And you can't figure out who they are if you don't enthusiastically develop with them."
She added, "My children have done many, many loving things. My children's kindness has been very healing to me."
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