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: Taller Nacional para productores y usuarios de estadísticas e indicadores de la mujer y el desarrollo. (1989). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description:

Este informe resume el taller organizado por el INSTRAW en colaboración con el Instituto Ecuatoriano de Investigaciones y Capacitación de la Mujer (IECAIM) en  Ecuador, Quito del 27  de Noviembre-Diciembre 1989. Analiza la situación de la mujer ecuatoriana y su participación en el desarrollo abordandose los siguientes temas: las fuentes principales de información estadística para medir la participación de la mujer en el desarrollo, las necesidades de estadísticas sobre la mujer en la planificación del desarrollo nacional, la contribución económica de la mujer y las estadísticas y la utilización de las estadísticas existentes en trabajos desarrollados para mejorar la situación de la mujer.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Economy , Development, Empowerment
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Handbook on Compilation of Statistics on Women in the informal Sector in Industry, Trade and Services in Africa. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: This report summarizes the meeting organized by the Economic Commission for Africa and INSTRAW, in Lusaka, Zambia on ''Regional Workshop on Methods of Collecting and analyzing Statistics on Women in the Informal Sector and their Contribution to National Product'' focusing on the quantitication of women's renumerated and unremunerated work in the informal sector, covering activities in industry, trade and services.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Contribution to National Product, Industry
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Report of the National Workshop on Women, Water Supply and Sanitation. (1990). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description:

This report presents a summary of the workshop discussions and substantive issues dealt with. These issues include: the participation of women in planning water supply and sanitation (WSS) projects and programmes; women's activities in health and hygiene education in WSS project and programmes; the role of women as participants and beneficiaries in the choice of technology and training for WSS. The workshop recommendations are also included.

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

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
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Rapport sur le seminaire sur l'amelioration des statistiques et indicateurs pour l'evaluation de la contribution de la femme au devloppement national. (1991). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1991
Description: This report discusses the evaluation of sources and availability of statistical data on women. The adequacy of methods and pertinence of concepts used in evaluating womens economic and social contribution to development, strategies for elaborating and using data and indicators, and identification of needs for statistical data and indicators on women are also addressed.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Evaluation, Economic Contribution, Social Contribution
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Taller de análisis y reflexión sobre la situación actual de las estadísticas de la mujer en Venezuela. (1991). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: INSTRAW.
Year: 1991
Description:

Esta publicación presenta una síntesis del taller que fue realizado en Caracas, Venezuela, los días 23 y 24 de mayo de 1991, sobre la situación de las estadísticas de la mujer en Venezuela. En este taller se analizaron  aspectos conceptuales en los que existe un sesgo sexista y fue señalada la necesidad de producir datos numéricos confiables que permitan comparar la desigualdad entre mujeres y hombres.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Inequalities, Social conditions, Policy
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: African Women: Coping with Economic Crises. (1991). INSTRAW News, No. 16, 60.
Year: 1991
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News examines the situation of women in Africa focusing in the informal sector and United Nations projects. Recommendations made at INSTRAW workshops in Africa for revising various economic concepts and statistical methods are discussed, as are proposals for macroeconomic policy design aimed at making informal activities more productive.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Informal sector, Statistics, Development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: African Women: Coping with Economic Crises. (1991). INSTRAW News, No. 16, 60.
Year: 1991
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News examines the situation of women in Africa focusing in the informal sector and United Nations projects. Recommendations made at INSTRAW workshops in Africa for revising various economic concepts and statistical methods are discussed, as are proposals for macroeconomic policy design aimed at making informal activities more productive.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Informal sector, Statistics, Development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: African Women: Coping with Economic Crises. (1991). INSTRAW News, No. 16, 60.
Year: 1991
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News examines the situation of women in Africa focusing in the informal sector and United Nations projects. Recommendations made at INSTRAW workshops in Africa for revising various economic concepts and statistical methods are discussed, as are proposals for macroeconomic policy design aimed at making informal activities more productive.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Informal sector, Statistics, Development
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: UN-INSTRAW. (1991). Millions of Women Support their families with Informal Sector Work like this. [Flyer].
Year: 1991
Description: This flyer outlines excerpts from guidelines draw up at the INSTRAW Consultative Meeting of Experts on Macroeconomic Policy Analysis for Women in the Informal Sector, held in Rome, Italy, from 17 to 22 March 1991.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Informal sector, Household , Labour
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE