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: 1985-R-STA-GLO
Reference: Women in Economic Activity: A global statistical Survey (1950-2000). (1985). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: ILO and INSTRAW.
Year: 1985
Description: This publication in the first part discusses the world economy and womens situation, and provides some general reflections on womens position in society. It analyses the interrelationship between the factors underlying the historical division of labour at both the macro and micro levels of the economy. The second part examines womens position in traditional and modern economies. It provides both a theoretical approach to interlinkages between macro and micro economic analysis and their impact on women. The third part focuses on the need for future changes, outlining some prerequisites for development and the impact on women as agents and beneficiaries of development.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Economy , Labour, Employment
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Report
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE