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…

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…