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…

The Relevance of Microfinancing for Self Help Groups

Women play an important role in various income-generating activities towards improvement of their family incomes and livelihoods. One popular platform for women to do so is self-help groups (SHGs). SHGs are growing widely in different corners of rural Assam creating opportunities for women to be empowered through entrepreneurial activities, farming, livestock rearing, etc. which effect increase…

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 on Bio Intensive Raised bed farming -Samir Bordoloi, SPREAD NE

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” –Alanis Obomsawin This quote rings more bells today than any other time in history. Farming as a profession has…

Devising a path to food security for the urban poor in Shillong this World Food Day

NEN understands that the urban poor is especially susceptible to growing food insecurity due to their overwhelming dependence on the market and their own purchasing power. In an attempt to lower this dependence in Shillong, we took the occasion of World Food Day to begin a movement that will equip our youth grow their own…

NEN Farmers’ Market #2- Nature Fresh Vegetables, nuts, and grains

The second edition of our popular Farmer’s Markets was at Pfutsero in Nagaland. This was another fun-filled day of fresh food for your kitchen and family and livelihood for our incredible farmers that practice traditional farming systems. Over the years, through its engagement with indigenous farmers, NEN has advocated constantly for the importance of food…

Rebuilding lives: NEN initiates engagement with Artisans in Shillong’s Jhalupara locality

Since 2016, NEN Meghalaya has been working in strengthening women’s groups in addressing gender-based violence in the state. Under the thematic area of GBDVAW, NEN Meghalaya has been collaborating with the Akhil Nepali Mahila Samhiti in addressing and redressing gender-based discrimination faced by the marginalised urban poor women in the Cantonment Area. Over the years,…