Hygiene kits for school girls in Assam

On 15th August 2021, Independence Day, NEN Assam received hygiene kits for rural school girls, from Oil India Ltd. (Pipeline Headquarters), Guwahati,. The kits were received from Sandip Goswami, Chief General Manager, Pipeline Sphere by Anurita P. Hazarika, State Coordinator, NEN (Assam) and Rashmirekha Borah, Associate Project Lead, NEN (Assam). This gesture was in recognition…

Awareness Programmes on DV & VAW

Violence against women and domestic violence is never just a family issue or a local community issue, but a social and legal issue that needs to be addressed and redressed. Once COVID restrictions were relaxed in Meghalaya, our Outreach Workers from West Khasi Hills restarted their work to bring awareness on the issue. We were…

Awareness Programme on Domestic Violence in Meghalaya

With COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown triggering unbridled cases of domestic violence across Meghalaya in 2020, this year too is no different with rising number of cases surfacing everyday, even while many go undetected. To provide help and assistance for women facing DV in Meghalaya, NEN has appointed Out Reach Workers in various areas of…

NEN launches booklet on gender perspectives

To strengthen gender perspectives for young boys and girls in Assam, a booklet “বৈষম্য় নহয়, সমতাহে” was released by North East Network on 25th August 2021, at Guwahati Press Club. The booklet has been authored by Rashmirekha Borah (PhD), Associate Project Lead, NEN, Assam, as a bid to fulfill a much needed gap of a…

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 Northeast region of India, stay-at-home orders have been put in place. The chances…

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…