Angelina Jolie to Honor Malala Yousafzai at Women in the World
On the opening night of the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Angelina Jolie will honor one of 2012’s bravest young women, Malala Yousafzai. Inspired by Malala’s courage, Jolie committed $50,000 to build a school in Malala's name through her Education Partnership for Children in Conflict. Joining forces with Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, and the Women in the World Foundation they collectively raised $150,000 for the Malala Fund in October of last year. The fund, administered by Vital Voices Global Partnership, was established on behalf of Malala to realize her vision of the right to education for all girls.
A writer, director, and award-winning actor, Jolie is a fearless advocate who currently holds the position of special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Last year, Jolie joined forces with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague to prevent sexual violence in conflict zones, a major focus of this year's G8 Summit. The fourth annual Women in the World Summit takes place April 4 and 5 in New York City.