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…

Assam observes International Women’s Day

I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights This Annual Day that celebrates women in all their diversity, struggles and achievements has been extremely important to North East Network over the years. We use it as an opportunity to connect with the multitude of communities that we work with both in urban and rural spaces, recognize…

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…

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…

Meghalaya holds a Consultation on the Results of the Study on Women’s Access to Economic Social and Political Rights

In observance of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence Today well into the 21st Century, women have carved a niche for themselves in the field of academics, business, management and form a large section of the unorganized sector workers in India. However, structural violence against women is as rampant if not intensified across professions…

Furthering Women’s Participation in the Local Governance System (Formal & Informal)

After the 73rd amendment of the Indian constitution in 1992, the Panchayati Raj Institutions achieved constitutional recognition in 1993. The Assam Panchayat Act was promulgated in 1994. Panchayati raj is a three-tier system, viz. Gram (Village) Panchayat, Anchalik (Intermediary or Block level) Panchayat and Zilla (District) Parishad. Gram Sabha is another tier added at the…

Samvidhan Live! Be a Jagrik: Workshop on Constitutional Rights

NEN has been a part of the Assam Youth Collective initiated by Commutiny – the Youth Collective, a New Delhi based organization working with the objective to nurture a strong collective that will promote the co-creation of adolescent empowering spaces. It also works towards strengthening adolescent participation in Assam to strengthen psychosocial, economic renewal of…