Beginning of the End: Combating Drug Abuse in Meghalaya

A study titled ‘Assessment Of Pattern, Profile And Correlate Of Substance Use Among Children In India’, commissioned by the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and conducted in 27 states by the National Drugs Dependent Treatment Center of All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) found that Meghalaya has the highest substance abuse (tobacco…

Traditional Sustainable Technology- Towards efficient and thoughtful resource consumption

Chizami, Nagaland Can technology be sustainable? Turns out it can! Sustainable technology relies on resources that are either renewable or so abundant that we can treat them as such. For technology to be sustainable also means that using it does not have any long-term adverse impact on the environment (populationmatters.org). What is surprising to most of the world’s urban-dwelling population…

Speak up and Act on Sexual Violence and Impunity

Young Artists render the pain of suffering abuse through Theatre “The transition from a victim of sexual violence to a survivor is a journey and the feeling never truly goes away” –Mary Therese Kurkalang, Artist North East Network Shillong, had the pleasure of hosting a powerful performance on the harrowing experience that victims of sexual…

Transforming Education and Relearning Human Values

International Youth Day 2019 at Chizami The youth have always been an integral part of NEN’s changemaking process as the future drivers of change. This year itself we have had major engagements with them through our gender sensitization programmes, the farm school that enabled urban youth to work towards sustainable agriculture and a puppeteering workshop…

NEN Farmers’ Market #1: A confluence of organic produce and food

Chizami celebrates International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples ‘There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages…

Promoting Financial Literacy in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya

North East Network has consistently been engaging with women’s groups at the grassroots level in building their capacity on women’s human rights and their entitlements. Financial literacy in simple words means the ability to understand concepts of saving, spending investing and equipping oneself with knowledge and skills to manage money effectively. In a previous initiative,…

Towards a sustainable and healthy ecology driven by perspectives of Community leaders at Chizami

In Chizami Nagaland, NEN works extensively for conserving the regions ecological balance and aiding sustainable growth particularly in agriculture. In continuation of our efforts, we collaborated with the Chizami Range Public Organization (CRPO) to conduct a workshop on Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development.  Community leaders from the village of Mesulumi, Enhulumi, Thetsumi, Chizami, Sumi and…