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: 1986-R-STA-LAC
Reference: Leon, A. & Arriaga, I. (1986). Women in the Informal Sector in Latin America: Methodological Aspects. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1986
Description: This publication focuses on measurement of women's income and their participation and production in the informal sector. It presents a compendium of studies by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on women in the informal sector in Latin America which reflect the experiences of researchers and the dificulties in measuring women's work in the informal sector on the basis of available statistical information.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector , Participation , Economic Empowerment
Geographic Area: Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: English
Type of Product: Report
Disponibility: Printed
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