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: Working Draft of the Synthesis of Pilot Studies on Compilation of Statistics on women in the Informal Sector in Industry, Trade and Services in Four African Countries. (1991). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1990
Description: The research quantifies the women's contribution to the economy in the informal sector in Africa presenting tables with analytical problems and characteristics of women's participation in the economy. The research shows a variety of rates and ratios, such as men, concentration ratios in economic activities, capital or labour ratios, educational profiles and characteristics of households, among other topics.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Statistics, indicators and data
Keywords: Informal sector, Ratios, Household
Geographic Area: Africa
Languages: English
Type of Product: Research study
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE