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: 2005-R-RIG-GLO
Reference: Mastropasqua, A. (2005). Human Rights of Women: New Challenges. Beijing at 10: Putting Policy into Practice. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 2005
Description: This publication examines the obstacles preventing women to excercise their fundamental rights in the light of the Beijing Platform for Action and addresses recommendations based on gender equality and the empowerment of women to ensure women's enjoyment of their human right through the creation of an enabling environment. This includes the adoption of policy measures, the improvement of enforcement and monitoring mechanisms and the implementation of legal literacy and awareness campaigns al all levels.
Instraw's Mandate: Research
Theme: Rights
Keywords: Peace and security, Beijing Platform for Action, Empowerment
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Paper
Disponibility: Digital/Text
LinkToFile: PDF FILE