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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International Home Based Workers’ Day 2021 observed across Nagaland

Who is a Home-Based Worker? – A Home-based worker is a person who produces goods or services for the market from within or around their own homes. Although they remain largely invisible, home-based workers are engaged in many branches of industry and represent a significant share of urban employment in some countries, particularly for women…

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Training on Food Processing at West Khasi Hills

Financial dependence on an abusive spouse often forces women in Meghalaya to stay silent about domestic violence. During field work, NEN team members found many instances of rural women trying to gain a livelihood through joining of SHGs but failing to do so due to lack of proper planning and implementation. In Nongshillong Village, West…

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International Day of Rural Women 2021 celebrated in Meghalaya

On International Day of Rural Women, 15th October, 2021, NEN Meghalaya highlighted the women farmers’ contribution and participation to the society. We celebrated their contribution towards their families and the national economy, along with acknowledging their role as guardians of nutrition and food security of the community as a whole. NEN organised a Women Farmers’…

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NEN celebrated International Day of Rural Women (IDRW), 2021

Committed to amplifying the stories and voices of rural women, North East Network (NEN) observed the IDRW on 15th October, which also coincides with the  National Women Farmers’ Day, by bringing together government agencies, women organisations, village leaders, CBOs, NGOs and the general public in an interface with rural women at Phek Town. The theme…

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Celebration of International Day of Rural Women

In the News: NEN celebrated ‘International Day of Rural Women’ in Phek, Nagaland on 15th October 2021. The event by NEN brought together women organisations, govt. agencies, CBOs, NGOs, village leaders and the local public in an interface with rural women at Phek Town. News link: https://morungexpress.com/amplifying-voices-of-rural-women News link: https://easternmirrornagaland.com/interface-with-rural-women-marks-international-day-of-rural-women/

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Training on organic farming for young cultivators from Nagaland

A team of 20 participants consisting of 16 farmers and 4 NEN staff from 9 different communities from Nagaland, went on a training cum exposure trip to Pabhoi Greens, Pabhoi, Biswanath Chariali, Assam. The residential skill enhancement training on organic farming was held between 26th-30th September 2021, and was facilitated by the Pabhoi Greens Team.…

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Demand for state action for women’s safety

Highlighting the alarming rise in crimes against women, Anurita Pathak Hazarika, State Coordinator, NEN Assam, demands state action for women’s safety, through this article, published in leading Assamese daily Dainik Asam, (30/09/2021). E-paper links: https://dainikasam.assamtribune.com/…/30/dainik-asam/2891 https://dainikasam.assamtribune.com/…/epaper-page-6…

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Hygiene kits for school girls in Assam

On 15th August 2021, Independence Day, NEN Assam received hygiene kits for rural school girls, from Oil India Ltd. (Pipeline Headquarters), Guwahati,. The kits were received from Sandip Goswami, Chief General Manager, Pipeline Sphere by Anurita P. Hazarika, State Coordinator, NEN (Assam) and Rashmirekha Borah, Associate Project Lead, NEN (Assam). This gesture was in recognition…

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