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: Mehra, R., Drost-Maasry, A. & Rahman, R. (1995). Credito para la mujer: Por que es tan importante? Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1995
Description: This research examines how poor women in developing countries bear a significant responsibility for supporting their households economically. The paper focuses exclusively on poor women's access to microfinance mainly because they represent the vast majority of the world's women. Having an impact on them is likely to make the greater difference in reducing poverty which should be an important goal of development policy.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Economy
Keywords: Credit, Microfinance, Poverty
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
Type of Product: Report
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE