Laila Rasekh from Afghanistan was seven years old when her mother pushed her to work for her livelihood.
Jolie took to her Instagram handle on Saturday and shared a personal letter she received from a young woman in the country. The letter was blurred out to not reveal the girl's identity.
Many of Afghanistan’s growing number of destitute people are making such desperate decisions as their nation spirals into a vortex of poverty.
Zan TV, the first Afghan channel staffed exclusively by female producers and reporters, said on Twitter that the "guidelines threaten media freedom" and reduce "the presence of women journalists".
The Taliban have framed their current Cabinet as an interim government, suggesting that change was still possible, but they have not said if there would ever be elections.
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France will continue pressing the Taliban not to harbour terrorists, to allow the secure delivery of humanitarian aid and to protect women's rights.
But in a statement released Thursday, Cricket Australia said it would not proceed with the planned test starting Nov. 27 if news reports of Taliban views on the women’s game were true.
At one gate on Friday, around a dozen women held up small printed pages urging for "A heroic Cabinet with the presence of women."
Friba Kabrzani, an organiser of the Thursday rally, says that women should have political participation in the new government, including the Cabinet.
The group have pledged to respect progress made in women's rights, but only according to their strict interpretation of Islamic law.
US State Department issues statement signed by 2 dozen nations to Taliban to protect Afghan women's rights
Since sweeping into Kabul on Sunday and taking over the country, the Taliban insist they have changed and won’t impose the same draconian restrictions they did when they last ruled Afghanistan
Afghan Women Network executive director Mary Akrami said that the citizens are hopeful India will be a peacemaker and stand by them in the crisis.
While there were no major reports of abuses or fighting in Kabul, many residents have stayed home and remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted.
Taliban fighters stormed across Afghanistan, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the US and its allies melted away.