She’s an Oscar-winning actress and one of the most famous women in the world but Angelina Jolie continues to use her fame to help those less fortunate, especially child refugees.
The MailOnline reported that at a performance at the Royal Albert Hall by more than 600 children, the 42-year-old UNHCR Special Envoy sent a message to the audience via a short video clip.
The performance was part of a wider project between Amnesty International and Chickenshed Theatre, to promote the universal fight for human rights for children around the globe.
Angelina spoke directly to the younger generation saying: “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.”
“The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; it’s like your secret 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 added: “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.”
Angelina finished saying: “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.”
The actress is well-known for her global humanitarian efforts, having visited many war-stricken countries across the world including Syria and Jordan.
Out of her six children she has with ex Brad Pitt, three are adopted from orphanages in third world countries: Maddox from Cambodia, Zahara from Ethiopia and Pax from Vietnam.
Angelina has also recently been in Kenya to mark World Refugee Day and to promote the need for help for refugees who are victims of sexual violence.