International Women’s Day 2024: Nagaland

North East Network Nagaland celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March with 370+ women in Phek and Kohima districts under the theme “Inspire Inclusion”.  At Chizami, NEN in collaboration with Nenterpise, brought together rural women (artisans & farmers), village leaders, and women societies/associations to celebrate women’s contributions, achievements, and leadership within their households and…

International Women’s Day 2024: Meghalaya

In Madanryting, Shillong, 120 participants, including women peer leaders, faculty, students, outreach workers, community leaders, and health workers, gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). North East Network (NEN) marked its first IWD observation in Shillong back in 1998, focusing on discussions around women’s participation in electoral politics. Since then, IWD has become a platform…

Interface cum Awareness Meeting on the POCSO Act 2012

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a pervasive issue, affecting many children, particularly girls. However, very few of these cases are reported, and even fewer perpetrators are convicted. Perpetrators committing CSA are also rarely questioned by families, societies and communities. To address this bleak reality, North East Network (NEN) took the initiative with local governance bodies,…

One Billion Rising, West Khasi Hills

One Billion Rising, Meghalaya

In the village of Marngor, West Khasi Hills District, NEN Meghalaya observed One Billion Rising (OBR) 2024, in collaboration with the Department of Music, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong. The community gathered to take a stand against gender-based violence (GBV) through different celebrations and artistic expressions. According to WHO, 1 in 3 women experience intimate…

Interface in Nongpoh, Meghalaya

Importance of Health Care Response to Gender-Based Violence Against Women: Meghalaya

Around 37 participants, including doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, the District Social Welfare Officer, One Stop Centre members, and representatives from local NGOs in Ri-Bhoi District, actively engaged in an Interface cum Panel Discussion organized by NEN Meghalaya in collaboration with Civil Hospital, Nongpoh. The event focused on the “Importance of Health Care Response to…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence: Meghalaya

Capacity Building Programme for Women Peer Leaders, 4th – 6th December: The sessions involved engaging exercises and group discussions that highlighted gender, patriarchy and gender based violence against women, children and gender minorities. Peer leaders crafted a comprehensive grassroots work plan to address and redress the impact of GBV on women. The sessions equipped our…