Avenger of the Week | Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira speaking at 2018 San Diego Comic Con International for "The Walking Dead". Photo credit: Gage Skidmore [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons  [cropped]

Danai Gurira speaking at 2018 San Diego Comic Con International for "The Walking Dead". Photo credit: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons [cropped]

If you’ve seen the movie Black Panther or have watched The Walking Dead, you already know that Danai Gurira has got major acting chops, but what makes her our Avenger of the Week is her newest role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Gurira was chosen as an ambassador not only for her powerful acting roles, but also for her relentless work raising the voices of oppressed women through her writing and Love Our Girls. As UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Gurira will continue to “give a voice to those who are working relentlessly to make gender equality a reality.”

Wakandan general, @WalkingDead_AMC survivor, #LoveOurGirls & @UN_Women Goodwill Ambassador, @DanaiGurira is fighting for gender equality on so many important fronts. #AvengerOfTheWeek #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-danai-gurira