Nobel laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai praised American actress Angelina Jolie for publishing a book that gives children “the knowledge they need to fight injustice”.
Yousafzai posted a photo of herself with Jolie on Instagram and spoke about the book. “Children make up almost a third of the world’s population. Just like adults, children have rights,” she writes. I am proud of my friend Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International for writing Know Your Rights, a book to give children the knowledge they need to fight injustice in their own lives and in the world.
âTo children and young people reading this: You have equal rights in status to that of any adult. No one has the right to hurt you, to shut you up, to tell you what to think or believe, to treat you as if you don’t matter, or to prevent you from fully participating to society, âYousafzai said.
The Nobel Prize winner also shared Amnesty International’s video on Twitter in which Jolie talks about children being attacked by “governments, teachers and parents” who fail to protect them.
“It’s not just that children need to know their rights, or that people need to know their rights,” the actor said in the video. “It is that we know. We know what is absolutely healthy, decent and just for a child. There is the intention to silence the children. There is the intention to control the children, there is the intention to silence the children. intention to close your eyes and allow others to harm children. So, it’s not that beautiful thing to just want to appreciate and love your rights. It’s about understanding that it’s a struggle. children have been attacked for a very long time. ”
Recently, Yousafzai and Jolie have focused on the crisis facing the Afghan people, especially children, after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Jolie took to Instagram to share a letter she received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan to give voice to those who “lose their ability to communicate on social media and express themselves freely.” Yousafzai urged world leaders to take action to ensure the safety and rights of Afghan women, children and minorities.