Recognition of Rural Women Workers’ Contribution

Women are the backbone of every economy but often go unrecognized. As a part of strengthening women groups in East Khasi Hills, North East Network organised a programme on Recognition of Rural Women Workers’ Contribution to the Un-organised sector in Observance of International Human Rights Day on 10th December, 2018. The programme was held at…

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Felicitation of Grassroot women leaders

30th November 2018, Meghalaya In observance of 16 Days Activism Campaign against Gender Based Violence, 8 grassroot women leaders were felicitated by North East Network, Meghalaya. These women leaders from East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and West Jaintia Hills Districts were lauded for their contribution in uplifting the status of women and children. Approximately…

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The ‘barefoot counsellors’ of Assam who tackle women’s problems anywhere, anytime

Indian Express ‘From sexual harassment to domestic abuse — Assam’s barefoot counsellors are lending a ear to a gamut of issues faced by women living in small towns and remote villages…’ says Tora Aggarwal in her article. She highlights the support services of our barefoot counsellors towards Domestic Violence survivors and the space that they have been…

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Orientation Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

2-3 August, 2018, Assam NEN in collaboration with Directorate of Social Welfare, Assam, organised a 2 days orientation workshop on ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005’. 37 numbers of participants from 24 districts which included 18 district Social Welfare Officers,…

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Inauguration of Gramin Mahila Kendra

June, 2018, Assam NEN has started 3 Gramin Mahila Kendra in three districts of Assam namely Darrang, Kamrup(R) and Golaghat. The objective of opening the Kendras is to provide psycho-social counselling services to women facing violence and linking them with other referral services. These Kendras also aims to provide space for livelihood opportunities to disadvantaged…

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Gender Sensitisation Workshop for Students

25 April and 6 June, 2018, Assam NEN Assam in collaboration with Kalaigaon Girl’s High School, Kalaigaon Higher Secondary School and Bholabari High School in Udalguri and Navajyoti High Madrassa and AJM English School in Kokrajhar district organised 2 sensitisation workshops on issues of gender, masculinity and femininity and gender based discrimination for 122 school…

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