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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
CROSSING BORDERS II MIGRATION

Crossing Borders II

Migration and Development from a Gender Perspective

9 May 2012
This publication is the result of theoretical reflections and empirical studies carried out by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). It explores what other issues, beyond remittances alone, constitute strategic topics for deepe...
GENDER REMITTANCES & DEV 2009

Gender, Remittances and Development

The Case of Filipino Migration to Italy

13 Jun 2009
This publication presents a summary of the main findings of the 2007 case study of Filipino migration to Italy, carried out by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ...
SECURING EQUALITY ENGENDERING

Securing Equality, Engendering Peace

A Guide to Policy and Planning on Women, Peace and Security (UN SCR 1325)

1 Jun 2007
This Guide aims to facilitate the creation of policies and concrete action plans on the issue of women, peace and security through the provision of good practices, specific recommendations and a six-step model process. It is intended as a resource for governments, United Nations and regional orga...
GENDER REMITTANCES & DEV CASE

Gender, Remittances and Development

The Case of Women Migrants from Vicente Noble, Dominican Republic

9 Feb 2007
The main objectives of this study were: to analyze the gender dimension of Dominican migration to Spain; the impact of gender in the sending, receipt and utilization of remittances; and the changes in gender roles brought about by the sending, receipt, utilization and management of remittances. A...
PARTNERS CHANGE WORKING WITH MEN

Partners in Change

Working with Men to End Gender-based Violence

4 Apr 2003
This compilation of working papers put out by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), provides a glimpse of the scope of work that is currently being undertaken around the world, as well as an insight into the concepts that are usef...
ENGENDERING THE POLITICAL AGENDA

Engendering the Political Agenda

The Role of the State, Women's Organizations and the International Community

25 May 2001
This publication gives a timely theoretical and practical look at why some countries have more successfully 'engendered' their politics than others. It contains three case studies on the processes of engendering the political agenda conducted in the Dominican Republic, Romania and South Africa, a...
TEMPORARY LABOUR MIGRATION OF WOME

Temporary Labour Migration of Women

Case Studies of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

25 May 2001
This publication seeks to explain how female migration affects the women's empowerment process. The book presents case studies from two countries in Southeast Asia - Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The first part of each study reviews official data on female migration and identifies gaps in the data. I...
AGEING GENDERED WORLD WOMEN

Ageing in a Gendered World

Women's Issues and Identities

14 Apr 2000
In every region, populations are getting older. Moreover, ageing is a gendered phenomenon: women live longer, have fewer resources and they are expected to care for elderly relatives as well as young children. As the spotlight turns to ageing and related policy debates, the need for research inte...
CREDITO PARA MUJER POR QUE TAN IMP

Crédito para la Mujer

¿Por qué es tan Importante?

9 Oct 1998
A consecuencia de las conclusiones y recomendaciones que emanaron de la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial sobre la Mujer (Beijing, China) se ha replanteado el enfoque hacia cuestiones relacionadas con el acceso al crédito, la propiedad y el control por parte de la mujer y se ha hecho una evaluación del ...
WOMEN ENVIRO MNGMT SUST DEV

Women, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Training Manual

23 May 1997
University professors, trainers and managers of national training institutes and educational institutions, engineers in charge of designing technologies for environmental projects and non-governmental and women's organizations involved in environmental projects among others will find this Manual ...
CONCEPTOS GENERO PLANIFIC DESARR

Conceptos de Género en la Planificación del Desarrollo

Enfoque Básico

Una contribución especial para entender mejor el uso de los conceptos de género en la planificación para el desarrollo. Esta obra será especialmente útil para quienes, de cualquiera que sea su especialidad, trabajan en funciones de planificación o de formulación de la política. A diferencia de ob...
VALUATION OF HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTION

Valuation of Household Production and the Satellite Accounts

11 Apr 1997
The publication is based on case studies conducted in Nepal, Canada and Finland, results of which established that the economic contribution of women, including the unremunerated work and products generated, could be fully measured, valuated and reflected in the economic indicators through 'satel...
CONTENT DISCONTENT TOWARDS A FAIR

Content Discontent

Towards a Fair Portrayal of Women in the Media

18 Oct 1996
Targeting media people, this handbook aims at contributing to a more gender-sensitive media, by presenting arguments and issues concerning the power of the media and the representation of women in it. It provides a checklist designed to help people working in media programming and decision-making...
CREDIT FOR WOMEN WHY IMPORTANT

Credit for Women

Why is it so Important?

18 Oct 1996
A clear and concise book that will open up new avenues for creative thinking, research and policy actions in the effort to achieve equality and equity between women and men. Decision-makers in all sectors and at all levels will be helped to assess the situation of women with regard to their acces...
GENDER CONCEPTS DEV PLANNING

Gender Concepts in Development Planning

Basic Approach

18 Oct 1996
A special contribution to a larger understanding of the use of gender concepts in development planning. The book will be of special use to planners and policy-makers in all walks of life. Much of the previous existing materials have always failed to overcome the 'gender block', but this informati...
MEASUREMENT & VALUATION OF UNPAID

Measurement and Valuation of Unpaid Contribution

Accounting Through Time and Output

8 Sep 1995
This study fills a significant gap in data collection - information on unpaid household work. It defines household production, delimits its significant components and shows how data can be collected. It presents cost-effective tools for measuring and valuing unpaid contributions to social and eco...
MIGRATION OF WOMEN

Migration of Women, The

Methodological Issues in the Measurement and Analysis of Internal and International Migration

1 Dec 1995