Theatre, Fashion Show and Community Building

International Women’s Day 2020 Laitkseh, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya The International Women’s Day (IWD) is over a century old tradition that celebrates the contributions and achievements made by women and the struggles that women have gone through to achieve equality. The Day calls for likeminded people- men, women, youth and children to collectively work together…

Community programme on building collective response to Violence against women and children with Taxi Associations in Nongkasen

Women across the world, regardless of income, age or education, are subject to physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence. Worldwide, 35 % of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Evidence also suggests that children are more likely to…

Promoting women’s rights to self-expression- Creative writing workshop at Darrang and Golaghat

Women of all ages face discrimination, domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse both in public and private spheres. Therefore, there is a need for innovative and creative approaches to post-traumatic growth and recovery for those who are affected by various forms of violence. Research shows that survivors of traumatic experiences of abuse can suffer long-lasting effects and…

One Billion Rising Revolution 2020 Solidarity –to end violence against women

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on…

North East Network organizes a discussion around gender, identity and land at the 1st North East Land Conference

Tribal identity globally has always been defined by one primary natural resource- Land. It comes as no surprise then, that the majorly tribal inhabitants of North East India derive all their social, cultural, political and economic sustenance from their land. It ‘exemplifies and boasts unique and rich diversity in land governance regimes which are witnessing…

Building Institutional Capacity On Gender And Its Relationship With Masculinity

Martin Luther Christian University ‘For gender-based violence to stop, men must be made active agents of the change that concerns them.’ In the past two decades, women have been able to bring two legislations on their protection against physical violence in the home space and sexual violence at the workspace. Despite this, violent crimes against…

Launching the Meghalaya Women Artisan’s Initiative

In observance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Ending Gender-based Violence in communities often requires end to end response. In more cases than not women do not report cases of violence and abuse due to the lack of the contingency plan post reporting. Over the years North East Network Meghalaya has frequently…

Workshop cum consultation on Violence against women and Legal Remedies

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (PWDV) Act 2005 was enacted by the Government of India to tackle the rising incidences of violence against women in the domestic spheres in India. The Act categorises domestic violence as physical abuse, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse.…