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: Women, Water Supply and Sanitation: Training Module. (1986). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1986
Description: This training package aims to involve women more effectively, as active contributors of all levels of planning and implementation of water supply and sanitation projects and programmes through the period of the UN IDWSSD.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: Planning, Implementation, Projects
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Decent Shelter is a Woman's Right. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This publication makes the connection between women and shelter by pointing out how the housing needs of women differ from those of men not just in terms of finance, access, information, psychology, education and training time. A separate section covers the critical housing needs of female heads of households, using a case study on the Dominican Republic. An additional section discusses projects which have significantly improved the plight of homeless women in Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Development
Keywords: Shelter , Access, Finance
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Decent Shelter is a Woman's Right. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This publication makes the connection between women and shelter by pointing out how the housing needs of women differ from those of men not just in terms of finance, access, information, psychology, education and training time. A separate section covers the critical housing needs of female heads of households, using a case study on the Dominican Republic. An additional section discusses projects which have significantly improved the plight of homeless women in Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Development
Keywords: Shelter , Access, Finance
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Directrices y listas de comprobación para la mujer rural en el desarrollo. (1987). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description:

Este documento contiene directrices y listas de comprobación para la mujer en desarrollo, resultado de la Década de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (1976-1985). Incorporan las nuevas perspectivas analíticas y conceptuales recopiladas a lo largo de 15 años de reflexión e investigaciones sobre el tema.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Development
Keywords: Guidelines, Rural women, Planning
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women, the forgotten producers. (1987). INSTRAW News, No. 9, 44.
Year: 1987
Description:

Esta edición de INSTRAW News se centra en la mujer como productora olvidada en la economía nacional. Se menciona un módulo de capacitación especial que ayuda a la mujer administradora y empresaria en la industria y un estudio realizado por el INSTRAW que señala que a la mujer se le restringe de manera sistemática el acceso a los recursos crediticios.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Labour, Policy, Social conditions
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Women, the forgotten producers. (1987). INSTRAW News, No. 9, 44.
Year: 1987
Description:

Esta edición de INSTRAW News se centra en la mujer como productora olvidada en la economía nacional. Se menciona un módulo de capacitación especial que ayuda a la mujer administradora y empresaria en la industria y un estudio realizado por el INSTRAW que señala que a la mujer se le restringe de manera sistemática el acceso a los recursos crediticios.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Labour, Policy, Social conditions
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Selected Guidelines and Checklists for Women in Development. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description:

This publication provides a guideline and checklist for women in development (WID) in order to ensure the women's dimension is incorporated in national policies and individual projects. WID guidelines and checklists, spawned by United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985), incorporate the new conceptual and analytical perspectives of over 15 years of WID thinking and research.

INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Governance and planning
Keywords: Development, Empowerment , Human resources development
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
Spanish
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Programme Activities of INSTRAW 1986-1987. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This booklet decribes INSTRAW's activities, presenting in detail the programme and types or training available during the year 1986-1987. it aims to integrate and mobilize women as participants and beneficiaries in the development process, to raise awareness of women's issues worldwide, and to assist women to meet new challenges and directions.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: INSTRAW
Keywords: Programme, Development, Training
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Programme Activities of INSTRAW 1986-1987. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This booklet decribes INSTRAW's activities, presenting in detail the programme and types or training available during the year 1986-1987. it aims to integrate and mobilize women as participants and beneficiaries in the development process, to raise awareness of women's issues worldwide, and to assist women to meet new challenges and directions.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: INSTRAW
Keywords: Programme, Development, Training
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
LinkToFile: PDF FILE

Reference: Profile of Womens Projects 1986-1987. (1987). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1987
Description: This publication shows the UNFPA activities in the field of women, population and development in the two-year period of 1986 and 1987. 63 projects were underway in all regions in the world and in addition, a considerable number of the Fund's other projects had components related specifically to women.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Population
Keywords: Projects, Policy, Programme
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
LinkToFile: PDF FILE