Charlize Theron was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was scouted and moved to Italy at the age of 16.
Today, she’s a huge Hollywood star who proudly identifies herself as an African woman. CNN’s African Voices caught up with Charlize on her recent trip home where she went as an advocate for The Global Fund, a institution that aims to “prevent, treat and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.”
She says the key to making a difference lies in the empowerment of young Africans at the lowest level.
Watch the inspiring feature here: