Jolie urges chil­dren to fight for rights

Khaleej Times - City Times - - HOLLYWOOD HUSTLE -

An­gelina Jolie, who is UNHCR Spe­cial En­voy and har­nesses her fame to help child refugees in war-torn coun­tries of the world, has urged chil­dren to stand up and help the adults in or­der to fight for uni­ver­sal hu­man rights.

Jolie, 42, spoke up at a per­for­mance at the Royal Al­bert Hall on Mon­day night by more than 600 chil­dren as part of a project be­tween world hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tion Amnesty In­ter­na­tional and Chick­en­shed The­atre, re­ports dai­ly­mail.co.uk.

“Chil­dren, I need you. We all need you. We adults, we are a lit­tle lost these days, we want you to think that we have it all un­der con­trol, that it will all be fine. And it will be,” Jolie said in a video clip. “The UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child; it’s like your sa­cred book of laws. And if you can master it, no one can trick you, or your friends. And you can take those laws and rights and go head on with those adults who won’t lis­ten,” she said.

“With the power of not only what is right and fair, but what is law, you can fight back. And as you grow up, you will have the tools to pro­tect your­selves and to de­fend oth­ers. It means you can grow up to be cit­i­zens who to­gether can com­plete the work that my gen­er­a­tion will leave un­fin­ished and fight for uni­ver­sal hu­man rights for all chil­dren,” Jolie added.

Chil­dren, I need you. We all need you. We adults, we are a lit­tle lost these days, we want you to think that we have it all un­der con­trol, that it will all be fine. And it will be.” An­gelina Jolie

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