Workshop cum consultation on Violence against women and Legal Remedies

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (PWDV) Act 2005 was enacted by the Government of India to tackle the rising incidences of violence against women in the domestic spheres in India. The Act categorises domestic violence as physical abuse, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse.…

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…

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…

The 4th World Conference on Women’s Shelter, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The 4th World Conference on Women’s Shelter kicked off at Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. The four-day event was attended by1400  delegates who included both government and NGO representations from 120 countries. The theme of the Conference was‘ Impact and Solidarity’ and was meant for sharing of knowledge, exchange of ideas and mutual support to bring…

Life Skills and Personal Safety Education Programme with High School students in West Jaintia Hills District

Adolescence is complex and more than just a transition process. However, it has been described, in a limiting fashion, as a phase of human development or a transition between childhood and adulthood that is marked by the biological changes of puberty related to physical maturity. We have all witnessed that most parents do not discuss…

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…

Building movements among children in Assam to end gender based violence.

Gender inequalities increase the risk of violence against young women and girls. It is always considered that the status of women and young girls in Assam is slightly higher in comparison to the women of other states. The National Crimes Records Bureau data from 2016 shows that at 131%, Assam is second only to Delhi…