In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Bono arrives at the Global Fund conference in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Glamour magazine's annual Women of the Year list always takes in a lot of territory, from noteworthy fashionistas and sports heroes to social justice activists and business leaders. Enter Bono: The first Man of the Year among the magazine's Women of the Year, all to be honored at a Nov. 14 ceremony in Los Angeles.Instead, the U2 frontman has turned his attention, his high-volume voice and presence as an activist, squarely on women and girls who need it the most, those in extreme poverty around the world.Roughly 62 million girls are denied a right to education around the world, according to a One report, and half a billion women can't read.Bono's wife, Ali Hewson, had some thoughts, Leive said.Bono said in a statement Tuesday from Glamour that the battle for gender equality won't be won unless men step up and lead alongside women.Among Glamour's other 2016 honorees are fashion designer Miuccia Prada, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Daesh (ISIS) kidnapping survivor Nadia Murad, Black Lives Matter activists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, and model and body-acceptance activist Ashley Graham.Glamour will feature them all in the December issue.
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