Posted: 2 November, 2016

Bono Wins WOMAN Of The Year Award

The first male winner of Glamour magazine prize

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Bono is to be recognised as one of Glamour magazine's Women Of The Year.

The U2 frontman's status as a man did not deter the fashion publication from choosing him for the prestigious award that until now has - as the name suggests - always been given to a woman.

Bono will receive his award at a glamourous ceremony in Los Angeles on November 14th, with a special feature along with all other winners in their December issue. Full details can be found here. 

Glamour pointed to the "Poverty Is Sexist" campaign run by his One movement, consistently raising female issues in the public eye and writing to world leaders and decision-makers to raise awareness for the poorest women in society all over the world. 

The Editor-in-Chief of Glamour US, Cindy Leive, said "There are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those men."

Leive added "The idea that a man who could select any cause in the world to call his own, or no cause at all, is choosing to work, and not just for one night or at a special event, but consistently — day after day and month after month — on behalf of women is incredibly cool and absolutely deserves applause,"

Bono responded to the award announcment by saying his work and the work of men wasn't done. 

"We're largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions."

Other winners of this year's Women Of The Year award include Gwen Stefani, Olympian Simone Biles, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, and activists from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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