Women’s manifesto by Rights Groups for Assam Assembly polls

The ‘Women’s Manifesto-2021’, prepared by five organisations working in the field of gender equality have put forward their demands to political parties and contesting candidates. The manifesto has been prepared by NEN, Purba Bharati Educational Trust (PBET), Women in Governance (WinG), Women’s Leadership Training Centre (WLTC) and Xobdo, Assam. Read news articles here: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-assembly-elections-womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups/article34098925.ece https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups-for-assam-assembly-polls/2048941…


International Women’s Day 2021: Nagaland

North East Network, Nagaland, celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8,2021, by bringing together rural women, village leaders and women collectives to celebrate women’s leadership within their household and communities. The events highlighted women’s agency and their capacity to bring about change in their own lives and communities, especially during the critical Covid-19 pandemic. IWD…


International Women’s Day: Meghalaya

Celebrating women for their tremendous contribution to the society and towards the development of their villages as well as the country, NEN in Meghalaya observed International Women’s Day on 8th March at Mawryngkang village, Ri-Bhoi District. Villagers from Plasha and Mawryngkang displayed their culture through dance, folk songs etc. A self-composed song by Banker Kharkongor,…


Interface cum Awareness Meeting on the POCSO Act 2012

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a pervasive issue, affecting many children, particularly girls. However, very few of these cases are reported, and even fewer perpetrators are convicted. Perpetrators committing CSA are also rarely questioned by families, societies and communities. To address this bleak reality, North East Network (NEN) took the initiative with local governance bodies,…

One Billion Rising, West Khasi Hills

One Billion Rising, Meghalaya

In the village of Marngor, West Khasi Hills District, NEN Meghalaya observed One Billion Rising (OBR) 2024, in collaboration with the Department of Music, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong. The community gathered to take a stand against gender-based violence (GBV) through different celebrations and artistic expressions. According to WHO, 1 in 3 women experience intimate…

One Billion Rising - NEN Nagaland

One Billion Rising: Nagaland

In solidarity with the global community, North East Network (NEN) organised the One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign on 13th February, bringing together 120 young students at Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School in Chizami. This campaign highlights the all-pervasive presence of gender-based violence (GBV) in this world. According to WHO, 1 in 3 women experience intimate…


National Girl Child Day 2024: Anurita Pathak Hazarika Felicitated by the Directorate of Health Services (Family Welfare), Assam

24th January 2024: The Directorate of Health Services (Family Welfare) cum State Appropriate Authority under the PCPNDT Act, Government of Assam, felicitated Anurita Pathak Hazarika, Executive Director (in-charge) and State Coordinator of NEN, for her commendable work and contributions to gender justice for women and girls. The felicitation took place as a part of the…


Green Hub Northeast India Fellowship 2024-25

The Green Hub Fellowship is a one-year residential program based in Tezpur, Assam, for youth across the northeast states of India and North Bengal which uses video as a tool to engage and empower youth in environment conservation, sustainable livelihoods, and social change. The fellowship is especially for youth from indigenous communities, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and remote…

Interface in Nongpoh, Meghalaya

Importance of Health Care Response to Gender-Based Violence Against Women: Meghalaya

Around 37 participants, including doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, the District Social Welfare Officer, One Stop Centre members, and representatives from local NGOs in Ri-Bhoi District, actively engaged in an Interface cum Panel Discussion organized by NEN Meghalaya in collaboration with Civil Hospital, Nongpoh. The event focused on the “Importance of Health Care Response to…


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence: Meghalaya

Capacity Building Programme for Women Peer Leaders, 4th – 6th December: The sessions involved engaging exercises and group discussions that highlighted gender, patriarchy and gender based violence against women, children and gender minorities. Peer leaders crafted a comprehensive grassroots work plan to address and redress the impact of GBV on women. The sessions equipped our…

Marathon during the 16 Days Campaign aginst GBV

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Assam

Together We Rise, Together We Unite for violence-free communities for Women and Girls: In our collective journey towards ending gender-based violence in the North East Region (NER) of India, NEN Assam organised a marathon on 3rd December across six districts of Assam: Darrang, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Kamrup, Sonitpur, and Udalguri. This marked our participation in the…