Meghalaya Outreach Numbers for DV survivors

Meghalaya is witnessing a rise in crime against women despite the State being a matrilineal society. With the Covid related #curfews and #Lockdown re-initiated, our outreach workers from NEN Meghalaya are ready to lend a helpful ear and assistance for any woman in Meghalaya facing Domestic Violence. The following Poster has a list of phone…

Assam GMK Helpline Numbers for DV survivors

Violence against women tends to increase in any emergency, including epidemics. Stress, disruption of social and protective networks, increased economic hardship and decreased access to services can exacerbate the risk of women suffering violence. As Covid-19 cases surges once again in the North East region of India, stay-at-home orders have been put in place. The…

Submission of Memorandum on killing of minor girl in Assam

  In a horrific incident of gender based violence, a minor girl from Karbi Anglong was allegedly burnt alive by her employers on April 22, 2021. She was working as a domestic help in a household at Raha, Nagaon for the past four years. North East Network, while demanding swift justice for the victim, submitted…

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…

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…