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: National Machineries for the Advancement of Women: Selected Case Studies. (1980). New York, United States: United Nations.
Year: 1980

This publication examines the national mechanisms set up to integrate women in the mainstream of national political, economic and social life. It presents distinctive variations in structural type of national machineries of a few of selected countries focusing in the roles, objectives, composition, achievements and other prominent characteristics of these within their political and cultural milieu. It offers points of comparison relating to the merits, meaning and relevance of a particular machinery to the needs of the women it intends to serve..

Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Governance and planning
Keywords: Mechanisms, Advancement of women, Political Structures
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Case study
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE