Los Angeles, Aug 23 (Who) .- Always concerned about doing her bit for those who need it most – she was even a special envoy from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Angelina Jolie wanted to debut on Instagram to raise her voice by the entire population of Afghanistan who now has limited freedom to use social networks. Like her first publication, Jolie showed a letter sent to her by a teenager from the Asian country and in which she made clear the situation that exists with the arrival again of the Taliban to power in the region, for which the actress said that will use this massive means of communication to give an echo to all those who are losing it today.
“This is a letter that a teenage girl in Afghanistan sent me. Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing the ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely. So I came to Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who fight for their basic human rights, “said Angelina in her post. With three photographs, two from the letter that the young woman sent her and another with seven women on their backs wearing the traditional burqa, Jolie once again showed her commitment to achieve greater equity and her support for just causes, such as now allowing that in their profile Afghan men and women and the planet have the possibility to express themselves. In the letter that the activist shared on her official account, @angelinajolie, it can be read: “I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled from the Taliban. This was 20 years ago. The young woman expressed her rejection of the displacement that the population has had to experience once again because of this political change. And because of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped your country. Spending so much time and money, spilling blood and losing lives just to get there is a failure almost impossible to understand. Observe for decades how Afghan refugees are treated. That some of the most capable people in the world are treated like a burden is also disgusting. Knowing that, if they had the tools and the respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, they fought for it. I will keep looking for ways to help. And I hope you join me », concludes the meaningful text that has reached more than 500 thousand likes and 37 thousand comments.
The power of opinion and popularity that Angelina Jolie has was revealed with this debut on Instagram, it is enough to observe that she already has, in just a few hours she decided to open the account to 2.4 million followers and she only follows three: NAACP, which was founded in 1909 and is the first and largest civil rights organization based in the United States. To the non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and to UNHCR, the agency of the United Nations Organization for refugees. In her profile, Jolie describes herself as a mother, filmmaker and special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in addition to sharing a link in which the UN calls for respect for human rights in Afghanistan.