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.

Reference: Women's Work: Informal Sector. (1989). INSTRAW News, No. 12, 40.
Year: 1989
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News is related to women in the informal sector: three case studies on Kenya, Mexico and Nepal are presented. They underline the major problem of the classification of women's work without which the informal sector will continue to be a dark area of research and planning. It also contains articles on the commission on "labour power" for women, statistics and indicators on the measurement of women's work, communication for women in development, and women as senior citizens, among other.
Instraw's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Economic Empowerment, Unpaid work, Participation
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: INSTRAW News
Disponibility: Printed
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