Legendary actor Angelina Jolie has requested her followers to familiarize themselves with the terrible things that are currently happening in Afghanistan.
Jolie is famous as an actress and a humanitarian. She shared a personal letter she got from a young Afghani woman on her Instagram account.
Some parts of the letter were blurred out to keep the woman's identity a secret.
In the post's caption, Jolie said that a young woman from Afghanistan had sent her the letter. The actress explained that she would be hiding the woman's identity.
Jolie mentioned that the woman had not attended school since the Taliban came into power.
The actress noted that women in the country were being arrested just for being part of peaceful protests.
The woman said she might never go outside again or speak again simply because of her gender. She also said that she felt that women had
no right to speak up anymore.
"The rights of the woman are taken away from them and they are not allowed to do anything in the country."
The woman talked about two women who had been arrested a few weeks earlier by the Taliban after raising their voices when asking for the rights and freedoms of women.
She said that the incident left her shocked and dismayed in the letter.
At the end of the caption, Jolie asked her followers to track what was going on in Afghanistan since women were being taken from their homes at gunpoint during the night before they went "missing."
The Taliban is also putting in place new restrictions that undermine the rights and freedoms of women and girls.
Jolie urged everyone to ensure that the victims of these injustices were not forgotten. The letter also talks about women's rights activists who have gone "missing" in the country.
Some of them include Alia Azizi, Mursal Ayar, Zahra Mohammadi, Parwana Ibrahimkhel, and four sisters.
Back in August, Jolie shared another letter from another woman who was concerned about her future after the Taliban took over the country.
A teenage girl had sent this earlier letter. At the time, Jolie said that those in Afghanistan had lost their ability to communicate on social media.
They could also not express themselves freely, which is why Jolie felt she had to share the story herself so that the information could reach those fighting for their rights.
The young woman said that all their dreams "are gone" after what the Taliban has done to them.
Jolie is a former U.N. goodwill ambassador. In the role, she worked with refugees.
She has previously said that watching Afghans being displaced once more out of fear was sickening. Jolie noted that some of the most capable people in the country were being treated like a burden, which is disgusting.
Jolie, who is a mother of six, says she would like to keep fighting to help the Afghan women:
"Like others who are committed, I will not turn away. I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you'll join me."