Women collectively possess the power to improve lives and advance their communities. There cannot be real development if one gender is left behind in any development effort. Investing in women’s leadership is an imperative. Women`s self-realization as catalysts for change leads to a broader strive-base for gender equality. A Three R Instrument is recommended that determines the pace of gender equality and is dependent on the provision of adequate "Recognition", "Respect" and "Resources" for women`s collectivized organizational work.