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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Witch Hunting in North East India

Almost 200 people, mostly women, have been murdered in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, accused of witchcraft and sorcery. Witch-hunting is a prevalent practice in Assam and neighbouring states among many indigenous communities. To try and decode the complex reasons behind why some people become scapegoats in land disputes, crop failures or even ostracised…

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Assam, Worst State For Violence Against Women, Gets A Women’s Poll Manifesto

Assam reported the most crimes against women in India in 2019. Is this due to an increase in crime or in reporting? Both, say women’s groups, who have released a poll manifesto demanding access to justice ahead of the assembly elections on April 6. By Sreeparna Chattopadhyay |1 April, 2021] READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.indiaspend.com/assam/assam-worst-state-for-violence-against-women-gets-a-womens-poll-manifesto-739331

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An Evening Of Youthful Art & Discourse

North East Network (NEN) has been building and strengthening community institutions of women and youth groups in various districts of Meghalaya. With an effort to recognize and provide a boost to youth engaged in art & culture, NEN Meghalaya organised an evening of musical performances both traditional and western with an aim to promote the…

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Training & Exposure trip for Women Farmers from Meghalaya

Women play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities in North East India.They make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience. Despite the significant role they play, they still lack recognition as farmers, face structural barriers related to land…

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Certificate Course on Barefoot Counselling

Survivors of domestic violence can overcome the isolation by seeking counselling and support which can help them to move forward. In another step towards creating skilled grassroots counsellors for DV survivors, NEN in collaboration with MINDIndia has launched a “Certificate Course on Barefoot Counselling to address violence against women and girls”, from 8th to 15th…

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Summer Weaving Training in Ri-Bhoi District

The art of weaving is endemic in most tribal cultures in North East India. Unfortunately, with readymade clothes flooding the markets we are witnessing a gradual diminishing of this exquisite art. Over the past decade NEN has been working to revive indigenous weaving practices by encouraging the younger generation to inherit their tradition and keep…

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Annual Bio Diversity Festival

The Annual Bio Diversity Festival by NEN in Nagaland started on 4th March, 2021 with 93 participants from Phor, New Phor, Shatüzha, Wuzu, Küzatü, Hutsü, and Yisi! The Festival has brought together diverse stakeholders under one umbrella to celebrate the vast biodiversity found in the north east region. Ideas will be shared for the conservation…

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