Paving Their Own Way

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.” goes a Quote by Ayn Rand. In this inspiring story from Sarpara Gaon however we need to replace the word ‘Men’ by ‘Women’. The road that went through their village hardly justified the name. For decades the villagers…

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Universal Children’s Day celebrated in Shillong

In the spirit of Universal Children’s Day a special event was organised by NEN on the 11th of December 2018 in Mawlai Mawroh, Shillong. NEN’s team in Meghalaya organised this programme for the children of NEN’s trained women leaders who have contributed and taken initiative in their own communities to address and redress gender-based discrimination.…

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Interface programmes for NEN trained women leaders

As many as 130 NEN trained women leaders of Lumdiengjri, Madarithing and Mawryngkneng areas of Meghalaya came together for capacity building and interface programmes on 15th November and 7th & 13 December 2018. As part of capacity building and strengthening women’s groups in selected areas of East Khasi Hills district, North East Network, conducted 3 interface…

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Women’s Wall in solidarity with Kerala’s women

In solidarity with Women’s Wall in Kerala to uphold the right to equality of women, a Women’s Wall was formed in Guwahati on 1st January, 2019. The organisations which joined hands with North East Network were Axom Mahila Sangha, Pragatisheel Nari Sanstha, AIDWA Assam, Foundation for Social Transformation and Shishu Sarothi. On September 28, 2018,…

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পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ কথামালা (…stories of change)

নতুন পোহৰৰ সন্ধানত(in search of a new light) ৰীণা গগৈ বৰা, গোলাঘাটRina Gogoi Bora, Golaghat “অ আই গাড়ীত যাওঁতে সাৱধান হৈ যাবি। আজিকালি ভাল মানুহৰ মুখা পিন্ধি দগাবাজ, ঠগ-প্ৰৱঞ্চকো যায়। গতিকে সাৱধান। সহযাত্ৰীৰ লগত বেছি ঘনিষ্ঠ নহ’বি। মিটিঙত ভালকে কথাবোৰ শিকি-বুজি আহিবি।” — যোৱা জুন মাহত ঘৰৰপৰা গুৱাহাটীলৈ নৰ্থ ইষ্ট নেটৱৰ্কৰ (নেন) তিনিদিনীয়া প্ৰশিক্ষণলৈ ওলাই…

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Long Before #MeToo, Assam’s ‘Barefoot Counsellors’ Battled Rural Sexual Violence

The Better India The Better India features a story on NEN’s Gramin Mahila Kendras (Rural Women’s Centre) set up across three districts in Assam—Kamrup (Mirza village), Darrang (Sipajhar village) and Golaghat (Doigrung village) which are actively assisting women suffering violence at home and their communities. In this piece by Journalist Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk , he…

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Capacity building of peer leaders and exposure visit to Chirang

19th-20th December, 2018 A team from NEN and peer leaders from six districts of Assam recently travelled to Chirang to experience firsthand community work done by the team of the Action Northeast Trust (ANT). The capacity building training cum exposure tour took place on 19th and 20th December at the ANT, Chirang. The team comprised…

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Team exposure tour to Shillong

12-14th December, 2018 Learning and gathering new experience is a continuous process for the team at NEN. Our Field Investigators from Assam paid a visit to Iohlynti and NEN’s Shillong branch office on 12th and 14th December, 2018. An enlightening and interactive session with the outreach workers and field mobilizers of NEN Shillong branch where they…

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