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…

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IWD 2021 celebrated in 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…

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IWD 2021 celebrated in 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,…

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Only One Earth: World Environment Day 2022

The 2022 World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth focusses on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature” and calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, defend and restore our planet. We are re-energising the slogan to emphasise that planet Earth is still the only home we have and to push for transformative actions to…

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NEN FARM SCHOOL 2022 (Registrations Closed)

The growing disconnect of youth from their indigenous food and farming systems, is a serious concern to deliberate upon, to ensure a sustainable future. The increased alienation of young people from farming is visible through the high rates of rural to urban migration even in Nagaland. The reverse migration substantially consisting of youths during the…

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‘Her-story’: Portrait-making workshop for youth

Art has the power to change society and shift the power of imagination into collective development. Young people represent a powerful force for social change and have an important role to play in creating a gender equal society. With this aim, North East Network organised a portrait making workshop at Dahali Karka High School, Nohira…

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Inauguration of 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra by NEN in Udalguri

North East Network (NEN), Assam has set up its 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra (GMK) in Udalguri District, Assam on 29th April 2022. Earlier NEN had established 3 GMKs in three districts of Assam viz. Darrang, Kamrup(R) and Golaghat. Women facing domestic violence are provided socio-legal counselling through trained barefoot counselors in these Kendras, enabling them…

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Interface and Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

Sexual harassment at a workplace is severe violation of women’s right to equality, life and liberty. It creates an insecure and hostile work environment, which discourage women’s participation in work, thereby adversely affecting their social and economic empowerment and the goal of inclusive growth. With this idea the legislature formulated the Sexual Harassment of Women…

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Capacity Building Trip to Uttarakhand

A team of 5 from Nagaland consisting of 3 NEN staff & 2 Weavers from Chizami  traveled to Uttarakhand as part of the exposure learning to strengthen livelihood opportunities for communities. The team visited Mahila Umang Producers Company Ltd, a collective of self-help groups and producers – engaged in promoting sustainable livelihoods through establishment of…

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Training on Food Processing & Business Management for women SHGs

NEN Meghalaya organised a Training for 2 SHG groups from Nongshillong Village of Eastern West Khasi hills District and Laitkseh Village of West Khasi Hills District on Business Management and Food processing of three items (Squash, RTS Juice and Pickle Making). The food processing training will enable them to utilise the excess products from their…

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