INSTRAW Library

Welcome to the INSTRAW LIBRARY, a compilation of around 600 publications produced by the former UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), which served as the leading UN institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. INSTRAW, along with DAW, OSAGI and UNIFEM, came together in 2010 to establish the present UN Women.

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The Legacy of INSTRAW

In addition to the INSTRAW Library, the UN Women Training Centre presents the publication “The legacy of INSTRAW in promoting the rights of women. A historical record of the Institute between 1976 and 2010”, which intends to pay tribute to the story of INSTRAW as well as to the women’s movements and governments which supported it.


        
 
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Reference: Joint INSTRAW/UNFPA Training Seminar on Women, Population and Development: Family Welfare Programmes. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description: This publication examines various factors influencing the sexual division of labour, the behavioral characteristics of the working population and the unemployed. It recommends the creation of employment agencies for women; strengthening of organisations of women workers and professional women as a transitional measure to achieve mixed trade union and professional associations; and promoting of a broader participation of women in the planning, managing and application of labour policy.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Welfare, Family, Sexual division of labour
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: English
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Reference: Regional Training Seminar on Women and New and Renewable Sources of Energy. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description: This report presents the debates of the training seminar organized by INSTRAW in co-operation with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and sponsored by the Government of Italy. The report summarizes the seminar, which focused on the following topics: an overview of United Nations activities in the field of new and renewable sources of energy (NRSE), the role of women in the development, management and utilization of NRSE, relevant NRSE system. The report also contains the seminar recommendations.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: Environment, Management , Development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
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Reference: Regional Training Seminar on Women and New and Renewable Sources of Energy. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description: This report presents the debates of the training seminar organized by INSTRAW in co-operation with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and sponsored by the Government of Italy. The report summarizes the seminar, which focused on the following topics: an overview of United Nations activities in the field of new and renewable sources of energy (NRSE), the role of women in the development, management and utilization of NRSE, relevant NRSE system. The report also contains the seminar recommendations.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: Environment, Management , Development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: French
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Reference: Joint INSTRAW/UNFPA Training Seminar on Women, Population and Development: Population Programmes and Development. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description: This report provides information on population programmes and development policies in Central America. With the aim to overcome the inequalities that affect the social situation of women, the primary actions of the programme include these areas: participation of women in the socio-economic process of the country, education, program strengthening, and national population programme.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Population
Keywords: Development, Programme, Planning
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: English
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Reference: National Workshop on the Improvement and Use of Statistics and Indicators on Women in Development. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description: This report gives a complete summary of the presentations, discussions and recommendations made at the workshop held in Beijing, China from 1-8 June 1988 on the improvement and use of statistics and Indicators on women in development. The presentations focus on the following topics: collection of statistics on women, improvement of the All-China Women's Federation statistical reports, and the establishment of statistical data based on INSTRAW's programme on statistics and indicators on women.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Development, Programme, Cooperation
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Taller Subregional de Centroamerica para Productores y Usuarios de Estadísticas e Indicadores de la Mujer y el Desarrollo. (1989). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description:

Este informe resume el resultado del taller que fue organizado por el Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones y Capacitación para la Promocion de la Mujer, en colaboracion con el Centro Nacional para el Desarollo de la Mujer y la Familia, de Costa Rica.  Este documento aborda la necesidad de producir estadísticas desde la perspectiva de los usuarios y productores;el panorama de la informacion sobre la mujer en Centroamérica, y la produccion de datos estadísticos que midan  la participacion de las mujeres en el proceso de desarrollo en sus respectivas sociedades.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Indicators, Economy, Productive activity
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: Spanish
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Reference: Women, Water Supply and Sanitation - A National Training Seminar. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
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This report gives a summary of the training seminar, which was organized in Ethiopia, from 23 to 28 November 1987 on women, water supply and sanitation. The seminar focused on the following areas: the participation of women in plannig water supply and sanitation (WSS) projects, the involvement of women in the choice of technology and implementation of WSS, role of women in education and training activities for WSS, and evaluation of the WSS project. The report also contains the seminar recommendations.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: Planning, Technology , Projects
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Regional Training Seminar on Women's Contribution to the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1989
Description:

This report summarizes the deliberations of the plenary and working group sessions on Women's Contribution to the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade held in Bangkok, Thailand, 23-27 January l989. The seminar emphasized two important aspects of human life, namely the need for safe and adequate drinking water supply and sanitation services, and the role of women in this important sector of development.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade , Environment, Technology
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Statistics on Women. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This compilation of papers presented during the second INSTRAW/ECE Meeting on the Statistics of Women focuses on the following topics: improved measurement of women's labour-force participation, measurement of labour inputs and valuation of their outputs, and statistics required for implementation of the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies. Apart from country experience in compiling statistics and indicators, the study contains approaches to the valuation of household work in relation to national accounts, the work of women as homemakers, the issues involved in time-use studies and others.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Valuation, Women's labor-force, Housework
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: Statistics on Women. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This compilation of papers presented during the second INSTRAW/ECE Meeting on the Statistics of Women focuses on the following topics: improved measurement of women's labour-force participation, measurement of labour inputs and valuation of their outputs, and statistics required for implementation of the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies. Apart from country experience in compiling statistics and indicators, the study contains approaches to the valuation of household work in relation to national accounts, the work of women as homemakers, the issues involved in time-use studies and others.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Valuation, Women's labor-force, Housework
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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