Hollywood star Angelina Jolie
paid tribute to Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from
Pakistan, who was shot in the head for advocating girls'
The 37-year-old actress attended 2013 Women in the World
summit at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 4 along
with actress Meryl Streep, reported Ace Showbiz.
"Here's what they accomplished," Jolie, who is the special
envoy for the UN refugee agency, said of Yousafzai's attackers
in the emotional tribute to introduce the little girl to the
"They shot her point blank range in the head - and made
her stronger. The brutal attempt to silence her voice made it
stronger," she added.
Jolie also joked that Yousafzai was once informed by her
father that she was the sixth most influential person in the
world ahead of President Barack Obama.
"So there's a lot we can learn from this little girl,"
The inspiring teen then appeared via a video from Britain,
where she underwent surgery and skull reconstructions and now
Jolie announced the Malala Fund and said a school had been
built in her home country for 40 girls, thanks to the charity.
"Let us turn the education of 40 girls into 40 million
girls," she said.
In another tribute segment, Streep took the stage to
honour another activist, Inez McCormack of Northern Ireland,
who died in January of cancer.