Gender Concerns International strongly believes that women collectively possess the power to improve lives and advance their communities. There cannot be real development if one gender is left behind. Investing in women’s leadership is crucial to making a difference now and in the future. Empowering women to believe in their abilities as catalysts for change will allow them to encourage others and strive for gender equality. Director of Gender Concerns International, Ms. Sabra Bano, has emphasized that the ‘3 Rs’ are essential in reaching gender equality: Recognition, Respect, and Resources.