Angelina Jolie Hopes Her New Book Will Help Fight Inequality

Angelina Jolie at the
Angelina Jolie at the "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" film premiere in 2019. Photo by John Photography/Shutterstock (10431763dw)

In one of the classiest photo-dumps seen on Instagram lately, Oscar-winning actress and social activist Angelina Jolie expresses high hopes for the impact of her newly published book. The book, meant to empower and educate teens, is straightforwardly titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth and was released in September.

“I’m so inspired by young people around the world who are on the front lines of the struggle for human rights,” Jolie stated in her post. “From protecting the environment to fighting inequality and discrimination, they are stepping in to do the work adults should but so far have failed to do. And in refugee camps and conflict areas globally, children are bearing the burden of the consequences of those bad decisions.”

Jolie went on to talk about the change that can occur once teens and children are aware of their rights, writing “When children and young people have the agency, power, and knowledge to speak up, they can change the lives of both young people and adults, helping to achieve a more equal society.”According to Jolie, she consulted young activists around the globe while writing her new book, which is meant “for them, and all the many young people fighting for their rights globally.”