NEN Farmers’ Market #1: A confluence of organic produce and food

Chizami celebrates International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples ‘There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages…

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,…

Towards a sustainable and healthy ecology driven by perspectives of Community leaders at Chizami

In Chizami Nagaland, NEN works extensively for conserving the regions ecological balance and aiding sustainable growth particularly in agriculture. In continuation of our efforts, we collaborated with the Chizami Range Public Organization (CRPO) to conduct a workshop on Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development.  Community leaders from the village of Mesulumi, Enhulumi, Thetsumi, Chizami, Sumi and…

Bridging the Farm -to- Plate Gap: NEN Summer Farm School at Chizami concludes

The NEN Farm School, an initiative of North East Network concluded its 4th edition at Chizami in Phek District of Nagaland. Beginning in 2016, to address the growing issue of food insecurity, the NEN farm school presents traditional sustainable farming systems as an alternative to young participants from schools of adjoining districts of the state.…

Building Community Women Up to Claim their Entitlements Through Participatory Processes

How much work do women think they do compared to their male counterparts? Do they get paid or even recognized enough for that work? Such were the questions raised by the team among the community women or the ‘Seng Kynthei’ as they are called in Khasi Society. As part of the agenda of strengthening women’s…

Enabling Community Leaders to Claim Economic, Social, Cultural and Political Rights

With a vision to create and promote a gender just society, North East Network has been building the capacity of women leaders in several districts of Meghalaya on women’s human rights to social protection. This, in one way is paving a path to equality by empowering grassroots women leaders. Our earlier engagement with rural women’s…

Ensuring a Brighter Future For Women in Darrang by Generating Stakeholder Awareness

Through the years, North East Network has been consistently building the capacities and knowledge of its partners and stakeholders, in this case government departments tasked with the implementation and effectiveness of laws that aim to safeguard women’s rights. Our engagement with the Police in Assam has revealed many gaps in reporting of cases of gender…