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.

ID: 1991-E-ECO-GLO
Reference: How to Improve Banking for Rural Women: Guidelines for Action. (1991). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1991
Description: This report provides a background and a summary of the suggestions and recommendations for action which emerged from two weeks of discussions and workshops in a seminar convened in Nicosia, Cyprus. The seminar created a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the problem of women's access to credit which has been aggravated by the adverse effects of national economic austerity programmes. There is an attempt to reverse this negative impact through the development of innovative banking techniques particularly in rural areas where the situation appears to be worst.
Instraw's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Rural women, Banking, Credit access
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Report
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE