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…

An Evening Of Youthful Art & Discourse

North East Network (NEN) has been building and strengthening community institutions of women and youth groups in various districts of Meghalaya. With an effort to recognize and provide a boost to youth engaged in art & culture, NEN Meghalaya organised an evening of musical performances both traditional and western with an aim to promote the…

Training & Exposure trip for Women Farmers from Meghalaya

Women play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities in North East India.They make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and building climate resilience. Despite the significant role they play, they still lack recognition as farmers, face structural barriers related to land…

Certificate Course on Barefoot Counselling

Survivors of domestic violence can overcome the isolation by seeking counselling and support which can help them to move forward. In another step towards creating skilled grassroots counsellors for DV survivors, NEN in collaboration with MINDIndia has launched a “Certificate Course on Barefoot Counselling to address violence against women and girls”, from 8th to 15th…

Summer Weaving Training in Ri-Bhoi District

The art of weaving is endemic in most tribal cultures in North East India. Unfortunately, with readymade clothes flooding the markets we are witnessing a gradual diminishing of this exquisite art. Over the past decade NEN has been working to revive indigenous weaving practices by encouraging the younger generation to inherit their tradition and keep…

Musical Night & OBR event in Nagaland

Music is the universal language, especially for spreading awareness on issues like Gender Based Violence. NEN in Nagaland brought together youths from Chizami for a ‘Musical Night’ at NEN Resource Centre, Chizami VTC Hall. Part of the global action of One Billion Rising (OBR), the event that took place on St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February…