Angelina Jolie did a video with Time’s editor about the global effect of a pandemic

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Angelina Jolie is many things – a mother of six, an actress, producer and director, the founder of several international charities, the special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and a Time Magazine columnist. In her capacity as a Time columnist – and given her two decades of work with the UNHCR – Angelina sat down for a video-conference with Time’s editor in chief Edward Felsenthal this week. The focus was about how the pandemic will have lasting repercussions for children, for women and for everybody for years to come. Just know that I only got halfway through the video and I was already crying. She talks about hunger and poverty and child-marriage and how devastating it will be for so many young girls (around the world) to miss school for just one week, nevermind months at a time.

It’s not a hopeful conversation. It’s not meant to be hopeful. It’s meant to remind people that even if the virus goes away by the end of the year, we can’t unring the bell – we can’t make up for lost time when it comes to child marriages, hunger, food insecurity, etc.

People Magazine points out that not only did Angelina donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry, she also made a donation to the UNHCR and “sent support to the schools she funds in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kenya and Namibia to help ensure they can continue teaching and learning through the pandemic.” She currently funds 10 schools in Cambodia, one girls’ school in Kenya and two girls’ schools in Afghanistan. She’s also working with UNESCO to establish a Global Education Coalition for distance-learning through the pandemic. God, she really is extraordinary.

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  1. Gobmerg says:

    I watched this an hour ago and I just couldn’t stop myself from admiring how extraordinarily beautiful she is and what she says is so heart breaking. She is a wonderful woman doing extraordinarily great things with the platform she has!

  2. Grace says:

    Love Angie ❤️I am a proud fan for 15 years.

  3. Ryan says:

    She’s right. Most people ignore unless it’s right in their back yard.

  4. Zut alors says:

    Her legacy will be one of service to others. Lovely.

  5. minx says:

    Love her and everything she does.

  6. Quincytoo says:

    She is a beautiful woman inside and out

  7. She’s lookin really tired here.

  8. Yoyo says:

    Here is another woman that started advocating for others at a young age, at mid/high school rally other student to prevent the termination of a teacher or coach.

  9. Tiffany says:

    I always say to myself if I have serious, serious money I would just ‘pull a AJ’. Child brides, lack of education for young women, I just…*sigh* why are we hated just for being female.

    • Jess says:

      I just wrote a kid’s book about these issues. It’s going to be launched in the fall (Covid19 willing).
      You don’t need $$ to invest yourself in important issues!

  10. sparker says:

    I feel like she gets what my childhood was like and how important school is to marginalized and abused kids, but AOC advocates more urgently and directly for the same things in congress. It’s AOC’s urgency that I would have wanted in my corner as a child, a little bit of rage. WIth AJ, I feel she’s like an observer and while i’m glad she’s bringing attention to the issues, it feels a little patronizing.

    • bananapanda says:

      Unfortunately what you’ve pointed out if a symptom of Intl Development – sometimes you need to simplify issues in order to get people’s attention. There are definitely too many “white saviors” but she’s not just a dilettante. She’s hand on but there are many countries of focus in her work, whereas AOC can focus on the U.S.

  11. Kinsley says:

    I love Angelina!! She is so beautiful and smart!! This pandemic crisis has show the true colors of this celebrities or public figures; I mean some are idiots like Vanessa Hudgens, others are clueless and dumb like Gal Gadot and her “Imagine” video co-stars!! and others are just heartless like Prince William. But thankfully… there is people like Angelina, Meghan, Harry and Princess Sofia of Sweden!! 👍

  12. moo says:

    Amazing woman. I appreciate and admire her work and dedication to service.

  13. Elzir Trindade says:

    I. Love her work , and all the things she fights for.
    May the Lord keep her family safe , and keep blessing her life so she continues to bless others.
    From one fighter to another.

  14. Truth hurts says:

    Bless her

  15. Brianna says:

    I admire her tenfoldsfor reaching out talking the talk, where others hide behind their masks .

  16. TrustMe says:

    It made me cry hearing this, we have it so easy compared to other societies. I like Angelina Jolie who carries on giving voice to these taboo subjects. It’s good to show the mirror of reality for others not to ignore the invisible.

  17. Brittney says:

    As a parent and grandmother I can relate to every single word she said, every issue Angelina has voiced her concerns over. Bravo, I wish many would follow her way of thinking and reach out and learn. And give a helping has to those who need our help. BRAVO

  18. Brianna says:

    I admire her tenfoldsfor reaching out talking the talk, where others hide behind their masks . ..