Angelina Jolie Makes Heartfelt Plea To British Children To 'Fight For Universal Human Rights'

The 42-year-old mother spoke out to British schoolchildren about the importance of mastering the 'Rights of the Child'.


Days after Angelina Jolie visited refugee children in Kenya, the 42-year-old mother of six has now told hundreds of children in the UK to fight for universal human rights for children all over the world.

Speaking via a video message to 600 children, who took to the stage to perform their own interpretations of 'freedom', at London's Royal Albert Hall last night, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider actress said: '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 said, according to the Daily Mail.

'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,' the UNHCR Special Envoy philanthropist added.

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, many of the children present on the night chose to make their statement 'I stand with Grenfell' in support of all the victims and families affected.

Wise words from a wise woman.

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