Angelina Jolie through an essay written in honor of International Women’s Day for Time, revealed that two of her daughters are recovering after going under knife.
The actress in her essay notes that she has “spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her young sister go under the knife for a hip surgery.
“They know that I am writing this, because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write.”
“They understand that going through medical changes and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of.”
Ms. Jolie has been outspoken about women rights and issues faced by them. She recently wrote a piece for CNN to address the issues faced by Afghan women and their future after the singing of peace deal with Taliban. She criticized the agreement for not having women representation in the deal and the coming of price of rights of women.
“Everyone wants to see peace in Afghanistan. But peace gained at the price of the rights of women is no peace at all, just conflict and oppression by different means. It would be a betrayal of the huge sacrifices made by the Afghan people and security forces, and by many brave international servicemen and women.”
“All governments, starting with ours in the United States, should insist on the full inclusion of women in the next stage of the negotiations, and make clear that they will not support a peace agreement that undermines Afghan women’s rights under the constitution or calls into question the country’s democratic institutions,” she added.
“I hope that everyone who considers themselves part of the international women’s rights movement will show their solidarity and support for Afghan women — as well as women of all other countries where rights are lacking or under threat — and help ensure that their voices can never be silenced. Countless Afghan women have risked — and lost — their lives to win greater freedom for their countrymen and women. They must not be forgotten or left to stand alone during this crucial period in their country’s history,” concluded Special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The legendary actress with her ex-husband Brad Pitt is involved in parenting of two son sons Maddox, 18, Pax, 16; two daughters Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13 and 11-year-old and 11 old twins Vivienne and her brother Knox.
“I have watched my daughters care for another,” Jolie wrote. “My youngest daughter studied the nurses with her sister, and then assisted the next time. I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first, and felt the joy of being of service to those they love.”
Without identifying which of her younger daughters had surgery, “Maleficent” actress also acknowledged her sons’ role as “supportive and sweet”.
“Care for them,” she wrote. “And know that that stronger they grow, the healthier they will be and the more they will give back to their family and community.”