Wonder Woman named UN girls' empowerment ambassador

Published: October 14, 2016
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PHOTO: DC COMICS

PHOTO: DC COMICS

Remember the Themiscyran Princess Diana Prince in Detective Comics? Well, she has now become the voice of women empowerment all over the world.

DC’s fictional character, Wonder Woman will be designated the title of United Nations Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, reports Cbr.com.

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The title will be officially announced at the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. To mark the occasion, a ceremony will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York on October 21. The event aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls as UN will be inaugurating a ground breaking global campaign supporting their Sustainable Development Goal #5.

Several bigwigs will be attending the event including former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and some other surprise guests who the comics site speculated would include the other actors who have appeared as Wonder Woman.

“Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world,” Guardian quoted UN as saying.

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“Providing women and girls with equal access to education, healthcare, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.”

“Wonder Woman was one of the first female super heroes that inspired countless young girls over the past three quarters of a century,” said the US Postal Services Kristin Seaver.

“We salute this heroic role model and her legacy that is sure to continue to span another 75 years,” she added.

It seems the comic and television series heroine is no more a character but rather a role model to look up to.

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