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: Summary of INSTRAW Series of Studies on the Role of Women in International Economic Relations. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This publication summarizes eight separate INSTRAW research studies on the role of women in international economic relations which stress an analysis of the interlinkages between macro and micro level economies and their impact on the role and status of women. The studies were part of a two-phased research programme, consisting of two parts: a) preparation of the studies themselves, and b) a number of meetings to review the studies and consolidate them into a publication on women in international economic relations.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: International economic relations , Macroeconomy, Microeconomy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women and International Development Cooperation: Trade and Investment. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This document examines the trends responsible for the downturn in the global economy in the seventies and their impact on women in developing countries, focusing on the agricultural and industrial development in the developing world; the role of transnational cooperation; and the role of industrialized countries policy and the women's contributions to development in various economic sector.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: International economic relations , Trade, Investment
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women and International Development Cooperation: Trade and Investment. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This document examines the trends responsible for the downturn in the global economy in the seventies and their impact on women in developing countries, focusing on the agricultural and industrial development in the developing world; the role of transnational cooperation; and the role of industrialized countries policy and the women's contributions to development in various economic sector.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: International economic relations , Trade, Investment
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Annotated Bibliography of Papers Presented to the Interregional Seminar on "The Incorporation of Women into Development Planning". (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
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This document summarizes the background papers presented at the seminar on ''The Incorporation of Women into Development Planning'', held at INSTRAW's headquarters in Santo Domingo, 5-11 December 1983. The papers reflect international, regional and national perspectives and deal mainly with women's participation in the design of development plans and how they benefit from them, taking into account their productive and reproductive role.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Governance and planning
Keywords: Planning, Productive role, Reproductive role
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women in Economic Activity: A global statistical Survey (1950-2000). (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: ILO and INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This publication in the first part discusses the world economy and womens situation, and provides some general reflections on womens position in society. It analyses the interrelationship between the factors underlying the historical division of labour at both the macro and micro levels of the economy. The second part examines womens position in traditional and modern economies. It provides both a theoretical approach to interlinkages between macro and micro economic analysis and their impact on women. The third part focuses on the need for future changes, outlining some prerequisites for development and the impact on women as agents and beneficiaries of development.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Economy , Labour, Employment
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Bryceson, D.F. (1985). Women and Technology in Developing Countries: Technological Change and Women's Capabilities and Bargaining Positions. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This publication examines how technology leads to economic and social change, including changes in the inter-relationship between the household, market and the State, and in the negotiating positions, responsibilities and capabilities of women and men. It reviews policies affecting women's relationship to production and reproduction technologies and future technological development. The study also analyses how women will face rapid technological changes.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Technology
Keywords: Economic and social change, Economic Empowerment , Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women, Water Supply and Sanitation - A National Training Seminar. (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description:

This report summarizes the training seminar, organized by INSTRAW in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) held in Nairobi, Kenya from 9 to 13 November 1987 focusing on the following issues: the participation of women in planning water supply and sanitation (WSS) projects, the involvement of women in the choice of technology and implementation of WSS, the role of women in education and training activities of WSS, and evaluation of WSS projects. The report provides the recommendations drawn from the seminar.

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

Reference: Evaluating Bilateral and Multilateral Experiences in the Development and Use of Women in Development Guidelines/Checklists: Implications for National Use in Formulating Agricultural Projects for Women. (1986). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1986
Description: This report summarizes the events of the meeting co-sponsored by FAO and INSTRAW and convened by the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Helsinki to evaluate the usefulness of WID guideliness and checklist, with particular emphasis on developing countries in order to increase programmes and projects for rural women within the broad framework of agricultural development and food self-sufficiency.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Development
Keywords: Guidelines, Checklists, Rural
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Evaluating Bilateral and Multilateral Experiences in the Development and Use of Women in Development Guidelines/Checklists: Implications for National Use in Formulating Agricultural Projects for Women. (1986). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1986
Description: This report summarizes the events of the meeting co-sponsored by FAO and INSTRAW and convened by the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Helsinki to evaluate the usefulness of WID guideliness and checklist, with particular emphasis on developing countries in order to increase programmes and projects for rural women within the broad framework of agricultural development and food self-sufficiency.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Development
Keywords: Guidelines, Checklists, Rural
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Evaluating Bilateral and Multilateral Experiences in the Development and Use of Women in Development Guidelines/Checklists: Implications for National Use in Formulating Agricultural Projects for Women. (1986). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1986
Description: This report summarizes the events of the meeting co-sponsored by FAO and INSTRAW and convened by the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Helsinki to evaluate the usefulness of WID guideliness and checklist, with particular emphasis on developing countries in order to increase programmes and projects for rural women within the broad framework of agricultural development and food self-sufficiency.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Development
Keywords: Guidelines, Checklists, Rural
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE