Against the grain: why millet is making a comeback in rural India

“By reviving millet farming, we are not only preserving our traditional knowledge, we are also preparing for an uncertain future.”North East Network has been working towards reinvigorating millet farming for quite some time now. This piece in The Guardian explains our journey beautifully. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/25/against-the-grain-why-millet-is-enjoying-an-indian-revival-nagaland

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Promoting women’s rights to self-expression- Creative writing workshop at Darrang and Golaghat

Women of all ages face discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse both in public and private spheres. Therefore, there is a need for innovative and creative approaches to post-traumatic growth and recovery for those who are affected by various forms of violence. Research shows that survivors of traumatic experiences of abuse can suffer long-lasting effects and…

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One Billion Rising Revolution 2020 Solidarity –to end violence against women

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on…

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North East Network organizes a discussion around gender, identity and land at the 1st North East Land Conference

Tribal identity globally has always been defined by one primary natural resource- Land. It comes as no surprise then, that the majorly tribal inhabitants of North East India derive all their social, cultural, political and economic sustenance from their land. It ‘exemplifies and boasts unique and rich diversity in land governance regimes which are witnessing…

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The Relevance of Microfinancing for Self Help Groups

Women play an important role in various income-generating activities towards improvement of their family incomes and livelihoods. One popular platform for women to do so is self-help groups (SHGs). SHGs are growing widely in different corners of rural Assam creating opportunities for women to be empowered through entrepreneurial activities, farming, livestock rearing, etc. which effect increase…

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Building Institutional Capacity On Gender And Its Relationship With Masculinity

Martin Luther Christian University ‘For gender-based violence to stop, men must be made active agents of the change that concerns them.’ In the past two decades, women have been able to bring two legislations on their protection against physical violence in the home space and sexual violence at the workspace. Despite this, violent crimes against…

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Advancing Women’s Agency towards sustained and inclusive empowerment of communities in 3 states of northeast India

Funded by Brot fur die Welt (BfdW) and MISEREOR Germany, the project has been initiated in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland since April 2019 and is to be fully implemented by 31st March 2022. The objective of the project is that women’s agency and community activism are sustained towards securing economic, cultural, political, ecological rights and entitlements. In…

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Meghalaya holds a Consultation on the Results of the Study on Women’s Access to Economic Social and Political Rights

In observance of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence Today well into the 21st Century, women have carved a niche for themselves in the field of academics, business, management and form a large section of the unorganized sector workers in India. However, structural violence against women is as rampant if not intensified across professions…

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Climate Change, Millets and Women – Concerns and Opportunities

North East Network Nagaland organised an Experience Sharing Workshop for women millet farmers of the North East in Kohima on 4th December. Supported by the Millet Network of India (MINI), the workshop brought together  56 participants comprising of millet farmers from Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Kalimpong (West Bengal), and NGO representatives like SURE, SSC, NESFAS…

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