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: The Social Summit: A Gender Perspective. (1995). INSTRAW News, No. 22, 24.
Year: 1995
Description: This issue of INSTRAW News offers a broad overview of how gender issues have evolved, beginning with the adoption of the UN Charter fifty years ago, then the first International Women's Conference in Mexico City in 1975, and the changes which resulted. A review and analysis of specific gender issues follow, as seen through the prism of the three core items on the Social Summit Agenda, attacking poverty, creating jobs and building social solidarity. Articles included focus on the following topics: the Social Summit, road to equal partnership, unequal burden of poverty, women's double burden, women on the margins, and the message from the UN50 Secretariat.
Instraw's Mandate: Information dissemination
Theme: Several
Keywords: Women and Development, Poverty , Participation
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
Type of Product: INSTRAW News
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE