Celebrating Menstruation in Assam – A New Form of Consumerism

A lot has been said about the relationship between consumerism and weddings in the contemporary Indian context. A 2017 KPMG report had estimated that the Indian wedding business is worth almost 50 billion US dollars, and it increases every year.  Luxurious celebrity weddings, destination weddings, and theme-based weddings further contribute to this big industry.  Social scientists have…

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Responding to Violence against Women- Moon’s Story

One evening, during the pandemic when the entire country was under lockdown, our community mobiliser Moon from Golaghat district received a distress call from an elderly woman. She informed Moon that a few days ago, her married daughter Gita (name changed) had returned home with her five-month-old daughter after being violently beaten up by her…

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North East Network in Assam appeals to the Social Welfare Department for urgent response to Domestic Violence

North East Network has been working on the issue of domestic violence in Assam for the past 25 years. During this period we have been closely associated with the Social Welfare Department in addressing the issue jointly through collaborative programmes and interventions. In view of the COVID19 pandemic related closures and lockdown, increasing numbers of…

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