U2 frontman previously said US President-elect was the 'worst idea that happened to America'

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U2 frontman Bono has urged Donald Trump to tackle gender equality.

It comes after the US President-elect was widely criticised by his detractors for his attitude towards women.

Women’s groups and feminist associations are organising a mass protest in Washington DC on January 21, 2017, the day after Trump will be sworn into office.

Many take issue with his previous comments about women, and are concerned that he has been accused by women of sexual assault.

Trump has denied all sexual assault allegations and said “no one respects women more than I do.”

Bono has called on Trump to show respect to women.

“I say to the president-elect: look across to women, make equality a priority, it is the only way forward,” Bono said during his acceptance speech last night (November 14) for Glamour magazine’s inaugural Man Of The Year award. You can watch his speech below.

Bono urges for equality at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Bono is passionate about gender equality at 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Bono was supported by his wife and two daughters at the event.

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

“Unless we address this problem, both men and women together, the world will continue down this misogynistic, violent and impoverished path.

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

Bono was recently announced as the first man ever to be named in the list of Glamour Magazine’s annual ‘Women Of The Year’.

The singer has been praised for his activism and work to push for gender equality and empowering women throughout the world. His most recent campaign is ‘Poverty Is Sexist’ is designed to help the world’s poorest women gain access to food, clean water, education, and health care, as well as cival and human rights and protection from sexual violence.

Bono and U2 recently made headlines after vocally opposing Donald Trump – even sampling him to criticise him during live shows.

He also dubbed Trump”‘potentially the worst idea that happened to America”.