“Women are our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters. Whenever women gain, everybody gains, and nobody loses. Let’s remember that this is a Gender Summit. That means all of us are concerned, not just half of us. Being a man in a position of leadership, at any level, means never having to think about your gender. ‪But being a woman leader means always having to think about how gender impacts your work.‬ I think it is past time for men to become much more conscious of gender, so that women can afford to enjoy the same freedom, to just get on with business, that men take for granted.” President Kagame remarks at the 2019 Global Gender Summit opening ceremony | Kigali, 25 November 2019.

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