Angelina Jolie on How to Empower Women

Angelina Jolie recently opened up about how women can unlock their potential.

During a discussion with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, moderated by Mika Brzezinski for the National Democratic Institute, the star gave a firm stance about the social divides that limit women.

“Women contribute so much, they are giving, are nurturing by nature, are community-building by nature, are strong, are intelligent, and yet what is it that’s holding us back?” the actress said. “I think when you speak of value, that’s something to really sit with. Why is it that so many women still don’t know their own value?”

She added, “What is it that’s been done to us, whether it be the rapes and the lack of accountability for the rape, whether it be domestic violence, whether it be … this question where we still, we still are saying, ‘Please stop hurting me,’ and ‘Please hold someone to account if they hurt me.’ “

What an incredible video. Watch in its entirety below: