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: Improving Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women. (1984). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1984
Description: This paper discusses the approaches to data collection being used so that statistics can be meaningfully interpreted. It outlines the complementary roles of censuses, sample surveys and registration systems which can be used to build a reliable picture of women's need and participation in development.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Economic empowerment, Development, Policy
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Paper
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE