Changemaker Interview Series: Chapter 2

Darilyn Syiem A leader of Gender rights movement in Meghalaya Social activist Darilyn Syiem has dedicated more than two decades of her life to empowering girls and women in their personal and professional lives. She has been committed to ensuring that women lead a life free from violence and discrimination. A former teacher, currently she…

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Contact Numbers of Outreach Workers for DV Survivors: Meghalaya

Meghalaya is witnessing a rise in crime against women despite the State being a matrilineal society. With the Covid related #curfews and #Lockdown re-initiated, our outreach workers from NEN Meghalaya are ready to lend a helpful ear and assistance for any woman in Meghalaya facing Domestic Violence. The following Poster has a list of phone…

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GMK Helpline Numbers for DV survivors: Assam

Violence against women tends to increase in any emergency, including epidemics. Stress, disruption of social and protective networks, increased economic hardship and decreased access to services can exacerbate the risk of women suffering violence. As Covid-19 cases surges once again in the Northeast region of India, stay-at-home orders have been put in place. The chances…

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Submission of Memorandum on killing of minor girl in Assam

  In a horrific incident of gender based violence, a minor girl from Karbi Anglong was allegedly burnt alive by her employers on April 22, 2021. She was working as a domestic help in a household at Raha, Nagaon for the past four years. North East Network, while demanding swift justice for the victim, submitted…

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Karbi Anglong: A Young Girl’s Death Points to a Chronic Problem

By Dr. Monisha Behal, Executive Director, North East Network ———————————————————- On April 23, 2021, came the shocking news that a 12-year-old girl in Raha, in Assam’s Nagaon district, had been murdered and her body burnt. The minor girl, who was from the Karbi community and hailed from West Karbi Anglong district near Nagaon, was allegedly…

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EARTH DAY 2021 CELEBRATION

In Nagaland, NEN celebrated ‘Earth Day’ on 22nd April, with 21 participants from Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Chizami. The students visited Nerodoco Nursery where they actively participated in the hands-on demonstration on natural methods of nursing trees. This was followed by film screenings of ‘Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary – saving the last Refuge’ by Pelevizo…

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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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