Angelina Jolie joined social media on Friday to help raise awareness for women and children seeking safety and refuge in Afghanistan.
The actress shared a handwritten letter that she received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan.
Jolie writes that she posted the letter as people in Afghanistan are “losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely.”
The country has been taken over by the Taliban following the final stages of the U.S military’s withdrawal.
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The author of the letter pens concerns over returning back to school because of the Taliban’s rules surrounding women and girls. “We think all our dreams are gone,” the letter reads, “we think our rights have been violated we can not get out.”
Human rights activists fear for the safety of citizens and their human rights.
Angelina says that it is “sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty”.
She also reflected on her previous humanitarian work in Afghanistan and meeting “so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it.”
“I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you’ll join me,” the post concludes.
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