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.

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
Type of Product: Report
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE