Angelina Jolie, 44, expressed concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. However, they have proven to be linked not so much to the spread of the disease itself, but to the difficulties that the isolation conceals.
The actress wrote an open letter to Time magazine, which called attention to the particularly vulnerable situation of children who grow up in dysfunctional families or are victims of domestic violence.
Isolation of the victim from family or friends is a well-known tactic of controlling aggressors, which means that the social distance necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 will inadvertently fuel the direct increase in psychological trauma and the suffering of children in difficult situations.
– wrote Jolie.
The actress also noted that the children were now denied the opportunity to hide somewhere and also could not get the usual support from people they trusted, for example, friends or teachers.
Schools are a vital opportunity, as well as a shield that protects children who live in disadvantaged environments. Isolated, adults will pay less attention to their situation. Indeed, in cases of child abuse, third-party services, such as teachers, instructors, extracurricular program coordinators and trainers, often call child protection services
– said Angelina.
In conclusion, the actress urged people to pay attention to all situations of suspicion and to do everything to protect children in difficult situations.
It should be noted that the actress, who is also a well-known human rights activist and philanthropist, recently made several significant donations to children’s organizations. In March, she transferred $ 1 million to No Kid Hungry, a food distribution company for children who previously received school meals.
As of this week, more than a billion children worldwide are out of school due to school closings due to a coronavirus. Many children depend on the nutrition they receive at school, including about 22 million children in America who depend on food aid. No Kid Hungry makes every effort to reach as many of these children as possible and provide them with assistance,
– said Jolie.
Jolie also donated to the United Nations Refugee Agency and sent support to schools it funds in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kenya and Namibia to help them continue to function during a pandemic.
In addition, Jolie is working with UNESCO to create the Global Coalition for Education, which will help children access distance education during school closings.
Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru