‘They’re Not Forgotten,’ Angelina Jolie writes in a powerful letter from a little Afghan girl.
As women are being removed from their homes, Angelina Jolie is using her platform to relay remarks from an Afghan girl who believes that «women don’t have any right to talk.»
Angelina Jolie is using her celebrity to bring attention to the situation in Afghanistan, where «young women are being snatched from their homes at gunpoint at night and vanished.» She used Instagram to post a letter she received from an Afghan child whose life had been severely touched by the Taliban’s acts.
«This letter was sent to me by a young woman in #Afghanistan. «I’m hiding her name, but she hasn’t been able to return to school since the Taliban took power,» she said in the caption of the photo, which included a blurry photo of the letter.
She included a section of the letter written by the young Afghan woman. «I believe that women have no right to talk or put forth their opinions,» the letter stated. «Women’s rights are taken away from them, and they are barred from doing anything in the country.»
«A few weeks ago, when the Taliban arrested two women who raised their voices to demand women’s rights and freedom, I just believed this was the end and that I might never be able to go outdoors again or even speak as a Girl,» she said.
Angelina Jolie has previously utilized her platform to offer these young women a voice. In August, she released another letter from an Afghan girl who expressed her dissatisfaction with the lack of freedom to express herself on social media and in everyday life.
Alia Azizi, who was kidnapped on October 22, 2021, Parwana Ibrahimkhel, and Tamana Zaryab Paryani, who was kidnapped on January 19, along with Tamana’s three sisters, and Mursal Ayar and Zahra Mohammadi, who was kidnapped on February 2, were among the women’s rights activists who went missing there.
The actress from Girl, Interrupted begged with her fans to keep up with what’s going on in Afghanistan and to remember these ladies who were detained for just attending nonviolent marches.
The actress is very serious about her position as a UN Special Envoy and campaigner. The majority of her social media activities are devoted to bringing attention to political or social issues.
She has spoken out in support of refugees, domestic violence legislation, STEM initiatives for young girls, and attempts to combat deforestation. She’ll also show off her children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne for the first time.