The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) stimulates and assists, through research and training and information activities, the efforts for the advancement of women and their integration to the development process at all levels. To multiply its outreach, the Institute works in close cooperation with UN, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and has established a growing network of focal points and correspondents at national level. INSTRAW's programmes in the 1992/1993 biennium can be grouped into two major substantive clusters: (a) mainstreaming gender in development strategies and planning and in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects; (b) making women visible - and the valuation of women's contribution to socio-economic development. Encompassed under these two clusters are sectoral issues, the environment, credit, migration, the informal sector. Also included is relevant training, evaluation and statistics.
2. In order for women to be able to participate fully, the change has to begin at home. Men must collaborate in the day by day activities and needs of the family. They must learn to share household chores.