Actress Angelina Jolie is finally on Instagram. Committed artist and activist, she puts her popularity at the service of a cause close to her heart: the plight of women in Afghanistan.
On Friday August 20, 2021, Angelina Jolie arrived on Instagram. If the actress broke a record by having reached one million subscribers the fastest on the social network, it is not with a selfie that she broke the internet. The Hollywood star has once again taken advantage of his notoriety to discuss a subject close to his heart. For her first Instagram post, Angelina Jolie unveiled a handwritten letter from an Afghan teenager paralyzed by the arrival of the Taliban in her country. “Like others who are engaged, I will not turn my back on them. I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you join me.”, can we read in the caption of the publication.
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In her text, the young Afghan girl recounts, unfiltered, how the Taliban’s seizure of power has considerably changed her daily life. “We all had rights and we could all defend them freely. But when they arrived we were all afraid of them and we think all our dreams are gone. We think our rights have been violated. We cannot go out. Studying and working is out of reach. Some say the Taliban has changed, but I don’t think so, because they have a very bad past. “, can we read in particular. “We have all lost our freedom and we are imprisoned again”
Angelina Jolie joins Instagram for a good cause
Faced with this alarming situation, Angelina Jolie is committed to helping Afghans as best they can. “It is disgusting to see Afghans once again displaced by the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country.” If Angelina Jolie, special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, registered on Instagram when she had so far refused to do so, it is above all to communicate on the distress in Afghanistan. “Right now the Afghan people are losing their ability to communicate on social media and express themselves freely. So I came to Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who are fighting. for their fundamental human rights “, she writes.
The actress and philanthropist’s second Instagram post is also devoted to the situation of people displaced by conflicts, disasters linked to climate change … It seems that her account will be fully devoted to activism in favor of refugees. es and oppressed people around the world.
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In France, feminist associations are mobilizing to help Afghan women. A petition, initiated by Pourvoir feministe, has been launched. For the time being, more than 88,000 people have signed this petition addressed to Emmanuel Macron, who asks him for a welcome and assistance of magnitude.