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…

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…

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…

Women’s manifesto by Rights Groups for Assam Assembly polls

The ‘Women’s Manifesto-2021’, prepared by five organisations working in the field of gender equality have put forward their demands to political parties and contesting candidates. The manifesto has been prepared by NEN, Purba Bharati Educational Trust (PBET), Women in Governance (WinG), Women’s Leadership Training Centre (WLTC) and Xobdo, Assam. Read news articles here: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-assembly-elections-womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups/article34098925.ece https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups-for-assam-assembly-polls/2048941…

Gender sensitisation training for Nurses in Meghalaya

Incidents of violence against women  is on a gradual rise in the State of Meghalaya. Recognizing the need to improve the healthcare provider’s capacity to response to VAW, NEN has been building the capacity of health care providers – student nurses, staff nurses and doctors on understanding Gender, VAW, legal and ethical role that they…

IWD 2021 celebrated in Nagaland

North East Network, Nagaland, celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8,2021, by bringing together rural women, village leaders and women collectives to celebrate women’s leadership within their household and communities. The events highlighted women’s agency and their capacity to bring about change in their own lives and communities, especially during the critical Covid-19 pandemic. IWD…

IWD 2021 celebrated in Meghalaya

Celebrating women for their tremendous contribution to the society and towards the development of their villages as well as the country, NEN in Meghalaya observed International Women’s Day on 8th March at Mawryngkang village, Ri-Bhoi District. Villagers from Plasha and Mawryngkang displayed their culture through dance, folk songs etc. A self-composed song by Banker Kharkongor,…