Speak up and Act on Sexual Violence and Impunity

Young Artists render the pain of suffering abuse through Theatre “The transition from a victim of sexual violence to a survivor is a journey and the feeling never truly goes away” –Mary Therese Kurkalang, Artist North East Network Shillong, had the pleasure of hosting a powerful performance on the harrowing experience that victims of sexual…

Transforming Education and Relearning Human Values

International Youth Day 2019 at Chizami The youth have always been an integral part of NEN’s changemaking process as the future drivers of change. This year itself we have had major engagements with them through our gender sensitization programmes, the farm school that enabled urban youth to work towards sustainable agriculture and a puppeteering workshop…

Building Community Women Up to Claim their Entitlements Through Participatory Processes

How much work do women think they do compared to their male counterparts? Do they get paid or even recognized enough for that work? Such were the questions raised by the team among the community women or the ‘Seng Kynthei’ as they are called in Khasi Society. As part of the agenda of strengthening women’s…

Enabling Community Leaders to Claim Economic, Social, Cultural and Political Rights

With a vision to create and promote a gender just society, North East Network has been building the capacity of women leaders in several districts of Meghalaya on women’s human rights to social protection. This, in one way is paving a path to equality by empowering grassroots women leaders. Our earlier engagement with rural women’s…

Ensuring a Brighter Future For Women in Darrang by Generating Stakeholder Awareness

Through the years, North East Network has been consistently building the capacities and knowledge of its partners and stakeholders, in this case government departments tasked with the implementation and effectiveness of laws that aim to safeguard women’s rights. Our engagement with the Police in Assam has revealed many gaps in reporting of cases of gender…

Gender roles, masculinity and children- Gender Sensitization Workshop

Marangi Junior College, Golaghat In acknowledgement of the vital role that educational institutions can play in achieving gender equality, NEN conducted a gender sensitization programme for the students of Marangi Junior College on the 17th of May in collaboration with the administration of the college through its Gramin Mahila Kendra at Doigrung. The workshop was…

‘Natak Xiku Somaj Gorhu’ Theatre Workshop in Mirza, Kamrup District, Assam

The importance of community participation in ending gender based discrimination cannot be emphasized enough and drama is one of the few tools that hits the nail on the head. With this idea in mind, North East Network conducted ‘Natak Xiku Somaj Gorhu’, a community theatre Workshop from 3rd – 5th May, 2019 at Mirza, Kamrup.…

Workshop on Masculinity and Gender-Based Violence

Addressing the issue of Violence Against Women is incomplete without a thorough understanding of masculinity and its relationship with discrimination and VAW. With this objective, a workshop was organized by NEN on the 24th-25th April 2019, at Don Bosco Institute, Kharguli, Assam. The workshop was focused on understanding the construction of masculinity, its dynamics of power…