Bono had pleaded with US president-elect Donald Trump to make gender equality “a priority” when he takes office.

Speaking at Glamour's Women of the Year awards, where he was named the magazine's first Man of the Year, Bono told Trump that making gender equality a priority was ‘the only way forward’.

BonoBono was named Glamour’s first Man of the Year and urged Donald Trump to make gender equality “a priority”

“I know how ridiculous it is for me to be on this stage accepting this award,” Bono told the star-studded audience at the Los Angeles ceremony.

“But if I didn't know how ridiculous it was, I did have the blessed internet to remind me.

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“As my daughter Jordan says, there is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men,” he continued.

“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.”

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“The train is leaving the station, be on it or be under it,” he concluded.

Bono was recognised by the annual awards because of his charity work, and in particular his 2015 ‘Poverty Is Sexist’ campaign which aimed to draw attention to women and girls in extreme poverty around the world.