INSTRAW Library

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.


        
 
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Reference: National Machineries for the Advancement of Women: Selected Case Studies. (1980). New York, United States: United Nations.
Year: 1980
Description:

This publication examines the national mechanisms set up to integrate women in the mainstream of national political, economic and social life. It presents distinctive variations in structural type of national machineries of a few of selected countries focusing in the roles, objectives, composition, achievements and other prominent characteristics of these within their political and cultural milieu. It offers points of comparison relating to the merits, meaning and relevance of a particular machinery to the needs of the women it intends to serve..

INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Governance and planning
Keywords: Mechanisms, Advancement of women, Political Structures
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
French
Spanish
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Reference: Research on women: An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This document focuses on research projects on women, conducted or funded by organizations of the United Nations system in the developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education, together with certain related spheres of social sciences. This serves as a survey of existing data and research activities to identify gaps in knowledge for further research.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Research, Employment , Health
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Research on women: An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This document focuses on research projects on women, conducted or funded by organizations of the United Nations system in the developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education, together with certain related spheres of social sciences. This serves as a survey of existing data and research activities to identify gaps in knowledge for further research.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Research, Employment , Health
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
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Reference: Research on women: An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This document focuses on research projects on women, conducted or funded by organizations of the United Nations system in the developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education, together with certain related spheres of social sciences. This serves as a survey of existing data and research activities to identify gaps in knowledge for further research.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Research, Employment , Health
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
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Reference: Training for Women. An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This inventory compiles training projects for women conducted or funded by organizations within the United System in developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education. The data were collected from United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations, social science research institutes, foundations and universities and classified under five categories, namely, employment, health, education, status of women, and multidisciplinary studies
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Health Training, Education , Labour
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: Training for Women. An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This inventory compiles training projects for women conducted or funded by organizations within the United System in developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education. The data were collected from United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations, social science research institutes, foundations and universities and classified under five categories, namely, employment, health, education, status of women, and multidisciplinary studies
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Health Training, Education , Labour
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: French
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Reference: Training for Women. An Inventory of United Nations Sponsored Activities. (1980). New York, United States: INSTRAW.
Year: 1980
Description: This inventory compiles training projects for women conducted or funded by organizations within the United System in developing countries in the spheres of employment, health and education. The data were collected from United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations, social science research institutes, foundations and universities and classified under five categories, namely, employment, health, education, status of women, and multidisciplinary studies
INSTRAW's Mandate: Training
Theme: United Nations
Keywords: Health Training, Education , Labour
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: Spanish
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Reference: Integration of Women in Development Through Technical Co-operation among Developing Countries (TCDC). (1983). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1983
Description: This publication examines the integration of women in the development process through Technical Co-operation Among Developing Countries (TCDC). It expresses the need to make fuller use of capacities and experience of developing countries and to enhance their participation in international co-operation for developement. The priority areas targeted for the integration of women are rural development, industrialization, rural resources and environment, as well as science and technology, education and communications.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Research
Theme: Development
Keywords: South-South cooperation, Technical Cooperation, Rural development
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Spanish
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Reference: Report of the Consultative Meeting of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) with Non-governmental Organizations. (1984). Geneva, Switzerland: UN Geneva.
Year: 1984
Description: The report covers the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women Consultative Meeting with non-governmental organizations in cooperation with the United Nations Information Service, held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 22 March 1984. A summary has been given in orfer to present the briefings carried out for affiliated non-governmental organizations, to inform them of activities being conducted by INSTRAW in cooperation with other United Nation bodies involved in the issues of women and development.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: INSTRAW
Keywords: Non-governmental organizations, Activities, Women and development
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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Reference: International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade: Proceedings of the Interregional Seminar: Cairo, 12-16 March 1984. (1984). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1984
Description: The report summarizes the debates of the seminar held in Cairo, Egypt from 12 to 16 March, 1984. It focuses on identifying the problems encountered in various areas regarding drinking water supply and sanitation as they relate to women, particularly in the fields of health and sanitation, and science and technology. It also provides recommendations for each area, as well as more general recommendations on training, evaluation and assessment, and coordination among national organizations and bilateral donors.
INSTRAW's Mandate: Expert group meeting
Theme: Water supply and sanitation
Keywords: Science, Cooperation , Technology
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
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