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: Working Draft of the Synthesis of Pilot Studies on Compilation of Statistics on women in the Informal Sector in Industry, Trade and Services in Four African Countries. (1991). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: The research quantifies the women's contribution to the economy in the informal sector in Africa presenting tables with analytical problems and characteristics of women's participation in the economy. The research shows a variety of rates and ratios, such as men, concentration ratios in economic activities, capital or labour ratios, educational profiles and characteristics of households, among other topics.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Ratios, Household
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Working Draft of the Synthesis of Pilot Studies on Compilation of Statistics on women in the Informal Sector in Industry, Trade and Services in Four African Countries. (1991). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: The research quantifies the women's contribution to the economy in the informal sector in Africa presenting tables with analytical problems and characteristics of women's participation in the economy. The research shows a variety of rates and ratios, such as men, concentration ratios in economic activities, capital or labour ratios, educational profiles and characteristics of households, among other topics.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Ratios, Household
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Methods of Measuring Womens Participation and Production in the Informal Sector. (1990). New York, United States: United Nations Publications.
Year: 1990
Description: This publication is concerned with the development of statistical concepts to improve measurement of women's participation and production in the informal sector, including both remunerated and unremunerated work, pursuant to implementation of the Nairobi Strategies, adopted in 1985 by the World Conference to review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace end endorsed by the General Assambly in its resolution 40/108.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Remunerated Work, Unremunerated Work
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Methods of Measuring Womens Participation and Production in the Informal Sector. (1990). New York, United States: United Nations Publications.
Year: 1990
Description: This publication is concerned with the development of statistical concepts to improve measurement of women's participation and production in the informal sector, including both remunerated and unremunerated work, pursuant to implementation of the Nairobi Strategies, adopted in 1985 by the World Conference to review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace end endorsed by the General Assambly in its resolution 40/108.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Remunerated Work, Unremunerated Work
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Mandarin
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women's Access to Technology: Myths and Realities. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This research paper analyses the impact of technology on the global economy, women's unequal access to technology and the research and measures undertaken during the decade concerning the increase of women's participation in technology. The second part describes the different schools of thought concerning the impact of technological change on the status of women.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Technology
Keywords: Global Economy, Unequal Access, Schools of Thoughts
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Lloyd, Stanley. (1990). A Framework for Training Women Managers in Public Enterprises in Developing Countries. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This training toolkit presents a general overview of modular training for women in development followed by a brief introduction to modular training in management. Each module presents course outlines for women managers in the public sector, to generate supervisory management in industrial public enterprises, to generate middle level operational management, and for training of female personnel and industrial relations managers.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Training, Managers, Industry
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: National Training Seminar on Women and New and Renewable Sources of Energy. Held in Cairo, Egypt. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This report summarizes the training seminar which was organized by INSTRAW along with other institutions focusing on the following areas: an overview of the United Nations activities in the field of new and renewable sources of energy (NRSE); the role of women in the development, management and utilization of NRSE; relevant NRSE system-characteristics and tecnologies; and NRSE projects and programmes-design and implementation, education and training activities in NRSE projects and programmes.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE), Planning, Management
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women, New and Renewable Sources of Energy: Modular Training Package. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description:

This modular training package is entitled Women New and Renewable Sources of Energy and is conceived as a package containing all the information, examples, exercises, audiovisual and control aids necessary for delivering a lession or conduct training activities.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: New and Renewable Sources of energy (NRSE), Technology , Programme
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: National Training Seminar on Women and New and Renewable Sources of Energy. Held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This report presents the deliberations of the training seminar, organized by INSTRAW and sponsored by the Government of Italy focusing on the following topics: an overview of United Nations activities in the field of New and Renewable Source of Energy (NRSE); the role of women in development management and utilization of NRSE; and design and implementation, education and training activities in NRSE programmes and projects.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Energy
Keywords: New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE), Planning, Management
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Regional Workshop Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Statistics on Women in the Informal Sector and their Contribution to National Product. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This report summarizes the deliberations of the workshop organized by INSTRAW in collaboration with US Statistical Office, Economic Commission for Africa in Siavonga, Zambia. It focuses on the women's role in the informal sector production and management. Six of the the report's nine sections correspond to the main chapters of the Institute's Handbook on Methods of Compilling and Analysing Statistics on Women in In the Informal Sector, in Industry, Trade and Services.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Production , Management
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE