The soloist of group U2 Bono was the first man who found himself in the women of the year by the magazine Glamour. Moreover, the musician has managed not only to enter the list, but up to the first row. In this he was helped by extensive achievements in the field of charity and education.
“He’s one of the most sincere and effective advocates for women and girls of anyone I know. As an activist, he uses every opportunity to get the world to say that the eradication of extreme poverty starts with empowerment of women and girls” – leads the publication of the opinion Melinda gates, philanthropist and woman of the year 2013.
In the Glamour article is dedicated to Bono, the rock God doesn’t consider himself worthy of such a title. “But I am grateful for this award, considering it a chance to say again that the struggle for gender equality could not be won if men do not store it together with women. We are largely responsible for the problem, therefore, needs to be involved in her decision,” he explained.
The magazine for women first elected man of the year for all 36 years of its existence. Editor in chief of Glamour CINDI Liv in the comments of the CBS said that the editors thought long and hard whether to reward not only women but also men, and decided to take this step, because in a world of many men, doing “wonderful things” for women.
We will remind, last year 56-year-old musician founded the charitable organization Is Sexist Poverty (“Poverty is sexist”), to help girls and women to quality education, medical services and do their work.
A solemn event in honor of all the winners of the Glamour list will be held on November 14 in Los Angeles.
Bono (Paul David Hewson) was born in Dublin in 1960, at the age of 17 along with his classmates founded the band U2. The staff over the years has received 22 Grammy, which was a record for bands. Himself Bono in 2002 on the results of the surveys were included in the list of the 100 greatest Britons.