Celebrating International Day of Rural Women in Nagaland

North East Network (NEN) in collaboration with SEWA Shakti Kendra (SSK), Pfutsero organised “International Day of Rural Women” at the Women Resource Centre (WRC), in Runguzu Nasa on October 13. The day-long event aimed to celebrate rural women, visibilise their contribution, struggles and aspirations; and create awareness about rights and entitlements. Extra Assistant Commissioner(EAC), Chozuba,…

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child: Assam

This International Day of the Girl Child, themed “Our Time is Now: Equality Freedom Rights”, we aim to strengthen our commitment towards gender equality through campaigns across six districts of Assam: Darrang, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Kamrup, Sonitpur and Udalguri. NEN created space in district schools for all girls and boys to express their viewpoints on equality,…

Millet Value Addition Training: Nagaland

Presenting diverse flavours and innovative recipes, the Millet Value Addition Training was organised in NEN Resource Centre, Chizami, from 3rd to 5th October 2023. This training focused on the preparation of simple millet recipes using commonly available kitchen tools. Some of the recipes included millet pancakes, pakodas, sweets, cakes, etc. This training also aimed to reintegrate millet…

Building Transformational Leadership – Towards Equitable and Sustainable Change: Assam

Themed as Building Transformational Leadership – Towards Equitable and Sustainable Change, the workshop for grassroots women leaders was an attempt to prepare grassroots women leaders to drive social and ecological change among their collectives. From understanding patriarchy and power to taking hands-on-training in compassionate farming practices, the workshop was a wholesome experience for all our women…

Millets for Community Resilience: Celebrating International Year of Millets across Nagaland

Millet is a crop that ensures food security and can support the livelihood of many communities. In Nagaland, millet is also deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of indigenous communities. However, with rapid changes and development, the reliance of communities on millet has reduced over the years. Making way for the millet-based biodiverse farming…

Community Capacity Building to Tackle Child Abuse through Personal Safety Programme: Meghalaya

The training programme on personal safety was conducted for teachers and parents of three NEN Meghalaya’s active working communities. It was conducted across several villages throughout the month of August, 2023.   The programme was conducted in the villages of Umsaw, West Khasi Hills District on the 7th and 9th of August; in Rymbai, East…

Interface with Local Government Bodies and Community Representatives: Assam

In another initiative to strengthen the ecosystem of support services for survivors of gender-based violence, NEN Assam organised an Interface in Dahali Karka High School, Kamrup. Attended by different stakeholders, the programme focused on creating awareness on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The programme started with an introduction by Rashmi Rekha…

Spreading Menstrual Health Awareness in Assam: International Youth Day 2023

NEN Assam organised Menstrual Health Awareness Campaigns on the occasion of International Youth Day 2023. Around 312 students participated in the programmes across 6 districts of Assam including Darrang, Golaghat, Udalguri, Dhemaji, Kamrup, and Sonitpur. The programmes were not limited to female participants alone, as a discussion on menstrual health and menstrual rights should involve all…