United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Since 1979, the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) has been the leading UN Institute devoted to research, capacity-development and knowledge management with the goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Institute’s participatory and innovative approaches to research have produced gender disaggregated data and research results that have served to better inform the design of training and capacity-building programmes and to strengthen stakeholder capacity to address and effectively integrate gender perspectives in all policies, programmes and projects. UN-INSTRAW works in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia.
It was established upon recommendation of the World Conference on the International Women's Year 1975 in Mexico through the ECOSOC. INSTRAW started operations in 1979 - since 1983 its main offices are located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with a focus on the advancement of women through research and training. The institute is financed through contributions, which are mostly given by governmental organizations or private donors.
Since its inception, UN-INSTRAW has emphasized the importance of articulating research, capacity-building and knowledge management in a... Read More