Tomb Raider actress, Angelina Jolie, and the Human Rights organization, Amnesty International, announced on Wednesday that they are working on a book for young people about children’s rights.
According to an Amnesty news report, the collaboration is due to children’s and adults’ lack of awareness of children’s human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The lack of awareness from those groups makes children more susceptible to violations, said Amnesty.
Furthermore, Jolie and Amnesty also consulted a child’s rights expert, lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren QC.
Van Bueren is one of the writers of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, protecting children.
In 2012, the UNHCR appointed Jolie as a Special Envoy because of her work and advocacy on matters relating to refugees and displacement.
The title is just one among other titles the UN gave the actress because of her humanitarian contributions and work.
Know Your Rights (And Claim Them)
The collaboration will produce the book, Know Your Rights (And Claim Them) that will be published in September 2021.
The book coincides at a time when young people are protesting in different parts of the world on issues about climate change, racism, and other current issues.
“Today, we have youth engaged and ready to fight,” said Jolie per Amnesty.
However, many suffer from a lack of awareness of their rights and “misinformation from adults,” Jolie added.
According to the Amnesty report, the book aims to inform all teenagers about claiming their rights, no matter their roots.
The Actress’ Activism for Children
Jolie has been active in different humanitarian advocacies and efforts, especially for children.
In fact, in 2005, she started the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (NCRIC).
The organization aims to help children fleeing areas of conflict and arriving alone in the US to get the necessary legal assistance they need.
In 2010, the UNHCR Special Envoy provided US$75,000 for the building of a primary school for girls in Tangi, Afghanistan.