She had until then refused to have an Instagram account … But faced with the hot news, Angelina Jolie gave in to the sirens of social networks. True to her unwavering commitment, the actress did not share a selfie or photo of her family but preferred a punchy post. This Friday, August 20, the activist created an account on Instagram to alert on the situation of women in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have just regained power. For her very first post, Angelina Jolie shared a poignant handwritten letter from a teenage girl. On paper, she recounts her panicked fear of going back to school. “We have all lost our freedom and we are imprisoned again”, writes the young Afghan woman. “This is a letter I received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan,” the legendary star commented.

“Right now the Afghan people are losing the ability to communicate on social media and express themselves freely. So I came to Instagram to share the stories and voices of those all over the world. world, are fighting for their fundamental rights “, continued Angelina Jolie before recounting her own experience in this country:” I was at the border of Afghanistan, two weeks before September 11, where I met Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban 20 years ago. It is appalling to see Afghans dislodged once again, because of the fear and uncertainty that have invaded their country. Spending so much time and money. money, spilling blood and losing lives to get there is a failure almost impossible to comprehend. ” In the rest of her publication, Angelina Jolie addressed Internet users to alert on the situation.

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“Spending so much time and money, shedding blood and losing lives to get there is a failure almost impossible to comprehend […] Like others who engage, I will not turn away. I will continue. to look for ways to help. And I hope you will join me, “wrote the ex-wife of Brad Pitt, a woman who has been involved for many years. It is also to her activism that she dedicated her second publication, published a few hours later. “I started working with displaced people because I passionately believe in human rights. Not out of charity, but out of deep respect for them and their families, and all that they continue to overcome, despite so much. persecution, inequality and injustice, wrote Angelina Jolie. (…) When will we be concerned enough to tackle the environmental devastation, conflicts and human rights violations that fuel these crises? ” Strong messages, followed by more than 7 million Internet users.

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