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Nov 04, 2016 11:17 AM EDT

Bono As First Man To Make Glamour’s Woman Of The Year: His Music And Academic Achievements


Being named as Glamour's Woman of the Year is an honor. It covers fashion experts, athletic heroes, humanitarians and social activists, and even business leaders.

This year, Glamour's annual celebration of Women of the Year has a surprising nominee. Bono is the first Man of the Year for Glamour. He is going to be honored at Los Angeles, in a ceremony this November, cites Stuff.

Bono is the first man to make it to the list. According to Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, they have talked about honoring a man for years. But they never really minded it until they thought of Bono. Leive adds that it is time to start looking at men who are doing great things for women. For Leive, Bono gets it.

Bono is responsible for "Poverty is Sexit." A feminist movement that focuses on gender equality especially in places that are experiencing extreme poverty, globally. According to his movement, they saw over 62 million girls being denied the right to education. And globally, 500 million women are unable to read.

For Lieve, this frontman could have chosen any cause to champion. Instead, he chose to work on behalf of women and the right to education. He wants to protect women and girls everywhere and that is his main focus.
Upon hearing the news, Bono's wife said he still has a lot of work to do. Bono urges everyone, all men, to step up and lead alongside women. Bono stresses that gender equality can only be won if everyone stands together.

Bono's early education started in the Glasnevin National School, a local primary school. He then moved to Mount Temple Comprehensive School. It is described as a multi-denominational school in Clontarf. He also received an honorary Doctorate Degree, in Law from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Now, he is a one of the world's most popular philanthropic performers and global humanitarian activist.

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