‘Her-story’: Portrait-making workshop for youth

Art has the power to change society and shift the power of imagination into collective development. Young people represent a powerful force for social change and have an important role to play in creating a gender equal society. With this aim, North East Network organised a portrait making workshop at Dahali Karka High School, Nohira…

Inauguration of 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra by NEN in Udalguri

North East Network (NEN), Assam has set up its 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra (GMK) in Udalguri District, Assam on 29th April 2022. Earlier NEN had established 3 GMKs in three districts of Assam viz. Darrang, Kamrup(R) and Golaghat. Women facing domestic violence are provided socio-legal counselling through trained barefoot counselors in these Kendras, enabling them…

Interface and Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

Sexual harassment at a workplace is severe violation of women’s right to equality, life and liberty. It creates an insecure and hostile work environment, which discourage women’s participation in work, thereby adversely affecting their social and economic empowerment and the goal of inclusive growth. With this idea the legislature formulated the Sexual Harassment of Women…

Theater for Social Change – Workshop for Youth

North East Network Nagaland organised a residential workshop for youth with the theme “Theater for Social change”, to train young participants to articulate, communicate, narrate stories and  translate experiences and issues through the medium of drama and theater. The workshop held from 29th – 31st March 2022 at NEN Resource Centre, Chizami had 12 participants…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Nagaland

North East Network (NEN) Nagaland, together with communities of Phek district celebrated the International Women’s Day with the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” at the NEN Resource Centre, Chizami and Women Resource Centre, Runguzu Nasa, respectively, on 8th March 2022. The events brought together 250 participants comprising of women farmers, weavers, community…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Meghalaya

International Women’s Day 2022 was celebrated by NEN Meghalaya at three locations viz. Nongmensong locality in the East Khasi Hills, Marngor village in the West Khasi Hills and North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society, Shillong office. Nongmensong and Marngor village hosted their very first Women’s Day celebration on the 8th of March, 2022 with…

Awareness of Menstrual Hygiene & Bio degradable sanitary products

  Menstruating women and girls in Northeast India often face challenges in accessing menstrual hygiene products due to lack of awareness, unavailability of hygiene products, poverty and social norms. Over the years NEN has undertaken several initiatives to train adolescent girls and women on using more sustainable products such as cloth pads and awareness campaigns…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Assam

  In Assam, IWD 2022 was celebrated in six districts with approximately 400 women participating in a series of programmes. The women shared their stories of challenges and change, played sports and musical instruments that are otherwise impermissible for women in their communities. The women broke many bias and inhibitions as they talked, danced, sang…

Exchange Program for young women in Nagaland

An Exchange Learning Program was organised from 16-17th Feb 2022 with 11 community young women from Phek and Kohima District and SEWA Shakti Kendra staff. The group spent 2 days learning about gender issues while gaining first hand experience and interaction with women run enterprises. The team spent the first day with Sakhi One Stop…

Her Story: Rabia Begum

NEN has been working with many amazing courageous women of Assam who are pushing forward an incredible grassroots movement for building a gender equal society. Through this blog series “Her Story” we share the faces and stories behind this movement for a society free of gender based violence and discrimination. Joining the global #IWD2022 campaign…