Beginning of the End: Combating Drug Abuse in Meghalaya

A study titled ‘Assessment Of Pattern, Profile And Correlate Of Substance Use Among Children In India’, commissioned by the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and conducted in 27 states by the National Drugs Dependent Treatment Center of All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) found that Meghalaya has the highest substance abuse (tobacco…

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…

Promoting Financial Literacy in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya

North East Network has consistently been engaging with women’s groups at the grassroots level in building their capacity on women’s human rights and their entitlements. Financial literacy in simple words means the ability to understand concepts of saving, spending investing and equipping oneself with knowledge and skills to manage money effectively. In a previous initiative,…

Interface programmes for NEN trained women leaders

As many as 130 NEN trained women leaders of Lumdiengjri, Madarithing and Mawryngkneng areas of Meghalaya came together for capacity building and interface programmes on 15th November and 7th & 13 December 2018. As part of capacity building and strengthening women’s groups in selected areas of East Khasi Hills district, North East Network, conducted 3 interface…

Capacity building of peer leaders and exposure visit to Chirang

19th-20th December, 2018 A team from NEN and peer leaders from six districts of Assam recently travelled to Chirang to experience firsthand community work done by the team of the Action Northeast Trust (ANT). The capacity building training cum exposure tour took place on 19th and 20th December at the ANT, Chirang. The team comprised…

Recognition of Rural Women Workers’ Contribution

Women are the backbone of every economy but often go unrecognized. As a part of strengthening women groups in East Khasi Hills, North East Network organised a programme on Recognition of Rural Women Workers’ Contribution to the Un-organised sector in Observance of International Human Rights Day on 10th December, 2018. The programme was held at…

Exposure Trip for 181 Helpline Staff

17-18 May, 2018, Meghalaya NEN Meghalaya, organised a 2 day exposure trip for the staff of 181 Women Helpline and the Out-Reach Workers of NEN. The participants visited 10 organisations in Shillong City that provide services to women and children namely: FIDU (Female Injecting Drug Users) Targeted Intervention- VHAM (Voluntary health Association Meghalaya); Lamjingshai; Childline;…

State-level Consultation to Strengthen Rehabilitative Services

23 May, 2018, Meghalaya With regard to the research study, “Survivors’ Experience of Shelter Homes”, NEN Meghalaya organised a consultation meeting with various stakeholders on May 23, 2018 to discuss on issues related to addressing violence against women and the rehabilitative services that is provided to the women in the State. One of the objectives of the…

International Day of Rural Women

16 October, 2017, Shillong North East Network in collaboration with West Khasi Hills District Administration and Synjuk ki Seng Longkmie, Mawthadraishan Area observed the International Day of Rural Women on October 16, 2017. Following were the objectives of the programme:- Recognize women’s contribution to the agricultural sector. Raise Awareness on available programmes and schemes for…