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: Compiling Social Indicators on the Situation of Women. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: The study reviews concepts and data sources of indicators on the social and economic situation of women, drawing extensively from various work on socio-economics statistics and indicators from within the United Nations system. It aims to provide concrete guidance to producers and users of statistics on women with illustrations and examples of the selection, specification and use of indicators in several areas of particular concern to women.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Social situation, Economic situation, Users and producers
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improving Concepts and Methods for Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This publication offers a critical review of the concept and methods most widely used in ongoing general data collection programmes in terms of their suitability for collecting adequate, meaningful, relevant and unbiased statistics on the situation of women. Since conventional methodologies used in data colection have often been unable to capture holistically women's work because of inadequate conceptualization, the report proposes long-range goals for improving the quality and relevance of data on the condition of women by suggesting new measures, adaptations of current practices and further statistics research and field experimentation.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Concepts, Methods, Indicators
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improving Concepts and Methods for Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This publication offers a critical review of the concept and methods most widely used in ongoing general data collection programmes in terms of their suitability for collecting adequate, meaningful, relevant and unbiased statistics on the situation of women. Since conventional methodologies used in data colection have often been unable to capture holistically women's work because of inadequate conceptualization, the report proposes long-range goals for improving the quality and relevance of data on the condition of women by suggesting new measures, adaptations of current practices and further statistics research and field experimentation.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Concepts, Methods, Indicators
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improving Statistics and Indicators on Women Using Household Surveys: Studies in Methods. (1988). New York, United States: United Nations Publications.
Year: 1988
Description: This report responds to the urgent need for timely and reliable statistics on the situation of women and for the collection of statistics which will facilitate the identification and elimination of stereotypes and inequalities. It aims at the improvement of household surveys in those countries that already have some experience of govermental household surveys. Many suggestions, however, are also applicable to countries without such experience.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Household, Stereotypes, Inequalities
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improving Statistics and Indicators on Women Using Household Surveys: Studies in Methods. (1988). New York, United States: United Nations Publications.
Year: 1988
Description: This report responds to the urgent need for timely and reliable statistics on the situation of women and for the collection of statistics which will facilitate the identification and elimination of stereotypes and inequalities. It aims at the improvement of household surveys in those countries that already have some experience of govermental household surveys. Many suggestions, however, are also applicable to countries without such experience.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Household, Stereotypes, Inequalities
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Proceedings Interregional Consultative Meeting on Women in Co?operatives: Implications for Development. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This report summarizes the Proceedings of the Interregional Consultative Meeting on Women in Co?operatives: Implications for Development, held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 20 to 24 June 1988. It focuses on the co-operative approach to development; regional experiences in economic and social policy; women's involvement in the international co-operative movement; training and the exchange of information. Experiences from African, Asian, European and Latin American countries, as well as from governmental and non-governmental organizations and United Nations institutions, are presented.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Cooperatives, Regional experiencies, Development
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improved Stoves: An Integral Part of Energy-Saving Strategies. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This manual is intended as a tool for experts and practitioners involved in the development and dissemination of stoves. The manual focuses on the need to involve women in all stages of stove projects, from the preparation phase to the design or adaptation to local conditions and the choice of dissemination strategy. It covers the following areas: an overview on improved stoves; stove project planning methodology; implementation of stove project; stove selection and testing; monitoring and evaluation; and stove dissemination.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: Stoves, Dissemination Strategy, Planning
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improved Stoves: An Integral Part of Energy-Saving Strategies. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This manual is intended as a tool for experts and practitioners involved in the development and dissemination of stoves. The manual focuses on the need to involve women in all stages of stove projects, from the preparation phase to the design or adaptation to local conditions and the choice of dissemination strategy. It covers the following areas: an overview on improved stoves; stove project planning methodology; implementation of stove project; stove selection and testing; monitoring and evaluation; and stove dissemination.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: Stoves, Dissemination Strategy, Planning
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Improving Concepts and Methods for Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description: This publication offers a critical review of the concept and methods most widely used in ongoing general data collection programmes in terms of their suitability for collecting adequate, meaningful, relevant and unbiased statistics on the situation of women. Since conventional methodologies used in data colection have often been unable to capture holistically women's work because of inadequate conceptualization, the report proposes long-range goals for improving the quality and relevance of data on the condition of women by suggesting new measures, adaptations of current practices and further statistics research and field experimentation.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Concepts, Methods, Indicators
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women, Water Supply and Sanitation - A National Training Seminar. (1988). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1988
Description:

This report presents the work of the training seminar, which was organized by INSTRAW in collaboration with UNICEF and financed by the Government of Italy about Women, Water Supply and Sanitation. This covers such areas as: participation of women in planning water supply and sanitation (WSS) projects, involvement of women in choice of technology and implementation of WSS, role of women in education and training activities for WSS, and evaluation of WSS projects, among others. The seminar recommendations, lists of participants and observers, and the agenda are contained in annexes.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: Planning, Technology , Project evaluation
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE