Whether they know her from comic books, television, video games, animation or film, people around the world have come to recognize Wonder Woman as much more than just a powerful daughter of the gods.

“The greatest honor and responsibility of playing Wonder Woman was serving as a role model for fans around the world, particularly girls,” said Carter. “I’ve seen first-hand how a powerful yet compassionate superhero can inspire women to believe in themselves and men to support equality.”

Wonder Woman, past and present, Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot pose with the Ambassadorship plaque.
Wonder Woman, past and present, Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot pose with the Ambassadorship plaque.

Despite many gains made in the fight for equality, one in three women still experience gender-based violence and 60% of the world’s illiterate are female. In collaboration with the U.N., DC and Warner Bros. will use multiple media platforms to spread awareness about the challenge and the steps both men and women can take to support a more just world that lives up to the ideals of Wonder Woman.

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment:

Supporting the United Nations’ campaign for female empowerment is a weighty responsibility and one that all of us at DC and Warner Bros. are proud to take on. Wonder Woman has always been a trailblazer for women’s rights and we believe she can continue that legacy by expanding and deepening the dialogue around these critical issues.

In support of this campaign, DC will publish a special comic book in 2017 with Wonder Woman carrying forth the positive message of empowering women and girls. In a first for the company, the comic book will simultaneously be published in the six official languages of the U.N.: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

wonder woman united nations poster

DC and Warner Bros. will develop special messaging supporting the U.N.’s initiative across a variety of studio platforms, channels and activities, including their “DC Super Hero Girls” graphic novels, television movie and toys.

The studio will also produce a special PSA featuring Gal Gadot in support of Sustainable Development Goal #5.

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