A Journey of Learning and Dialogue

“A Journey of Learning and Dialogue” was envisioned by NEN Nagaland and Green Hub to create a platform/ space to initiate discourse and dialogues with communities using creative mediums/ visuals to rethink about the future through sharing of experiences, learning from the past and the current; to reinstall the value of our identities, that is…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Nagaland

North East Network (NEN) Nagaland, together with communities of Phek district celebrated the International Women’s Day with the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” at the NEN Resource Centre, Chizami and Women Resource Centre, Runguzu Nasa, respectively, on 8th March 2022. The events brought together 250 participants comprising of women farmers, weavers, community…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Meghalaya

International Women’s Day 2022 was celebrated by NEN Meghalaya at three locations viz. Nongmensong locality in the East Khasi Hills, Marngor village in the West Khasi Hills and North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society, Shillong office. Nongmensong and Marngor village hosted their very first Women’s Day celebration on the 8th of March, 2022 with…

13th NEN Annual Biodiversity Festival held in Chizami

The UN General Assembly has declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – to support and scale up efforts to address the urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems. It is critical therefore to respond to this call for action, both individually and collectively, to protect biodiversity, as it underpins current and future human health,…

Training for Assam weavers at Chizami

Saneki Weaves, a livelihood initiative by North East Network in Assam has been undertaking various initiatives to enable rural women weavers gain economic and social empowerment through the use of traditional looms. The women weavers from 6 districts receive regular training to augment their skills in weaving and related matters like colour coordination, quality control…

Awareness of Menstrual Hygiene & Bio degradable sanitary products

  Menstruating women and girls in Northeast India often face challenges in accessing menstrual hygiene products due to lack of awareness, unavailability of hygiene products, poverty and social norms. Over the years NEN has undertaken several initiatives to train adolescent girls and women on using more sustainable products such as cloth pads and awareness campaigns…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Assam

  In Assam, IWD 2022 was celebrated in six districts with approximately 400 women participating in a series of programmes. The women shared their stories of challenges and change, played sports and musical instruments that are otherwise impermissible for women in their communities. The women broke many bias and inhibitions as they talked, danced, sang…

Exchange Program for young women in Nagaland

An Exchange Learning Program was organised from 16-17th Feb 2022 with 11 community young women from Phek and Kohima District and SEWA Shakti Kendra staff. The group spent 2 days learning about gender issues while gaining first hand experience and interaction with women run enterprises. The team spent the first day with Sakhi One Stop…

Her Story: Rabia Begum

NEN has been working with many amazing courageous women of Assam who are pushing forward an incredible grassroots movement for building a gender equal society. Through this blog series “Her Story” we share the faces and stories behind this movement for a society free of gender based violence and discrimination. Joining the global #IWD2022 campaign…

State Level Training for Protection Officers in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya State Govt. has newly notified every Centre Administrator of One Stop Centres in 11 districts to carry out all roles and responsibilities of a Protection Officer as per the PWDVA, 2005. NEN has been working with Government of Meghalaya in addressing violence against women through facilitating skill training for Protection officers. On 17th…