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: 1987-R-DEV-GLO
Reference: Ahooja?Patel, K. (1987). Women's Advances in the UN Decade: Looking Back with Hope. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This paper attempts to analyse retrospectively social and economic issues which have changed or altered the status of women worldwide. It focus on such issues as the lack of diversification in training and employement, the incompatibility of women's productive roles and women's participation in trade unions. The paper also analyses the meaning of work for women and deals with discrimination, unequal economic rewards and maternity protection.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Development
Keywords: Advancement of women , Productive role, Discrimination
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Lecture
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE