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20th Dec 2016

Bono Honoured At Glamour’s Women Of The Year Awards And Urges Trump To Prioritise Equality


Love him or loathe him, Bono does have his head screwed on. 

Bono, upon being honoured at the controversial Glamour’s Woman Of The Year Awards, has urged US President-elect Donald Trump to make gender equality “a priority”. 

The U2 frontman received the magazine’s first ever Man of the Year award for the work with his One campaign, launching a Poverty is Sexist movement last year.

On stage, Bono said: 

I know how ridiculous it is for me to be on this stage accepting this award. But if I didn’t know how ridiculous it was, I did have the blessed internet to remind me. As my daughter Jordan says, there is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men.

Unless we address this problem, both men and women together, the world will continue down this misogynistic, violent and impoverished path.

I say to the president-elect: look across to women, make equality a priority, it is the only way forward. The train is leaving the station, be on it or be under it.

This comes after he sent a letter to world leaders, with a host of celebrities including Sir Elton John, Robert Redford and Oprah Winfrey, calling it an outrage that girls account for 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Africa.

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