The International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) was set up in 1976, upon recommendation of the World Conference of the International Women’s Year held in Mexico City in 1975. Its headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was inaugurated in 1981.
To pay tribute to the story of INSTRAW as well as to the women’s movements and governments which supported it, 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”, available in English and Spanish.
The UN Women Training Centre hopes that this publication will serve to help record the past history of UN Women and the worldwide struggle by women for their rights. Although it does not claim to be exhaustive it provides an essential starting point for a closer look at the achievements of institutions like INSTRAW in improving the status of women and girls.
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