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: United Nations 40th Anniversary. (1985). INSTRAW News, Vol.II, No.3, 20.
Year: 1985
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News summarizes the activities organized by United Nations for celebrating the 40th anniversary of the organization. It contains the debates in the High Level Group that met in Geneva in November 1985 and the work of INSTRAW at the Conference of the UN in Nairobi.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Training , Institutional strengthening, Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: United Nations 40th Anniversary. (1985). INSTRAW News, Vol.II, No.3, 20.
Year: 1985
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News summarizes the activities organized by United Nations for celebrating the 40th anniversary of the organization. It contains the debates in the High Level Group that met in Geneva in November 1985 and the work of INSTRAW at the Conference of the UN in Nairobi.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Training , Institutional strengthening, Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: United Nations 40th Anniversary. (1985). INSTRAW News, Vol.II, No.3, 20.
Year: 1985
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News summarizes the activities organized by United Nations for celebrating the 40th anniversary of the organization. It contains the debates in the High Level Group that met in Geneva in November 1985 and the work of INSTRAW at the Conference of the UN in Nairobi.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Training , Institutional strengthening, Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: Women and the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description:

This publication outlines the position of women in water supply and sanitation activities in developing countries, including some of the obstacles to women's participation. Also presented are solutions and/or measures to promote women's more effective participation in all phases of water projects and programmes.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: Problems, Participation , Solutions
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Women: A Dynamic Dimension in Development. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This policy paper discusses women in development issues lying within the context of both activities specific for the advancement of women and within the general development debate. It shows a sectorial analysis of women's role in development, specifically in agriculture, water supply and sanitation, energy, and industry.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Development
Keywords: Agriculture, Water, Energy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: Marei, W. (1985). The Importance of Research and Training to the Integration of Women in Development. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This research study focuses on the importance of integrating women into development through research and training and the role of INSTRAW in this context. Developments on research and training are presented, along with an analysis of their effect. It includes an in-depth analysis of INSTRAW' s training policy, specifically designed to be participatory and cross-cultural follows.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Development
Keywords: Research, Training, Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: Okeyo, A. P. (1985). Towards Strategies for Strengthening the Position of Women in Food Production: An Overview and Proposals on Africa. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This study looks the role of women in food production, the major constraints and issues, and the possibility of strengthening their position, particularly using the case of women in the African region. It examines the importance of creating effective strategies to improve women's agricultural productivity in order to solve the region's food problems.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Food production, Economic empowerment, Rural development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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Reference: Stern, B. (1985). The Changing Role of Women in International Relations. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This study provides the conceptual framework for a series of research. It suggests a number of theoretical concepts which would analyze the inter-relationship between the changes affecting the role of women and the evolution of international economic relations in order to direct the future towards better development and better situation for women. It begins with some general reflections on the specificity of women's position in society and appraises women's position in two transitional periods of international economic relations.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: International development cooperation, Microeconomy, Macroeconomy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: The Economic Contribution of Women to Food Supply in Developing Countries. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This research paper analyses the international problem of food production security from a global perspective. It provides an overview of women's participation in agricuture in various regions, focusing on the sexual division of labour, the nature of women's agriculture activities and general conditions of agriculture labour.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Agriculture, Food production, Sexual division of labour
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Gidwani. S. (1985). Impact of Monetary and Financial Policies Upon Women. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This study examines the impact of monetary and fiscal policies on women's productive role. Issues dealt with, include the international monetary system; the role of women as an economic resource; and the impact of monetary and fiscal policies on women. The final section presents conclusion and recomendations in the form of alternative strategies.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: International economic relations , Monetary, Fiscal
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE
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