Felicitation of Grassroot women leaders

30th November 2018, Meghalaya In observance of 16 Days Activism Campaign against Gender Based Violence, 8 grassroot women leaders were felicitated by North East Network, Meghalaya. These women leaders from East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and West Jaintia Hills Districts were lauded for their contribution in uplifting the status of women and children. Approximately…

MAKAAM Consultation Workshop

4-5 October, 2018, Assam Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch (Forest Rights Thematic Group) with its North East members conducted a consultation workshop to explore concerns/ issues of forest rights and women, in diverse context of the NER.  The 2 days workshop at Guwahati brought together groups working with forest communities, activists, scholars who shared experiences, discussed…

Orientation Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

2-3 August, 2018, Assam NEN in collaboration with Directorate of Social Welfare, Assam, organised a 2 days orientation workshop on ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005’. 37 numbers of participants from 24 districts which included 18 district Social Welfare Officers,…

Inauguration of Gramin Mahila Kendra

June, 2018, Assam NEN has started 3 Gramin Mahila Kendra in three districts of Assam namely Darrang, Kamrup(R) and Golaghat. The objective of opening the Kendras is to provide psycho-social counselling services to women facing violence and linking them with other referral services. These Kendras also aims to provide space for livelihood opportunities to disadvantaged…

Gender Sensitisation Workshop for Students

25 April and 6 June, 2018, Assam NEN Assam in collaboration with Kalaigaon Girl’s High School, Kalaigaon Higher Secondary School and Bholabari High School in Udalguri and Navajyoti High Madrassa and AJM English School in Kokrajhar district organised 2 sensitisation workshops on issues of gender, masculinity and femininity and gender based discrimination for 122 school…

Capacity Building Workshop for Peer Leaders and Field Investigators

28-29 June, 2018, Assam A gender sensitisation workshop on ‘Violence against Women and PWDV Act 2005’ was organised for 37 women peer leaders from Darrang, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, and Udalguri districts of Assam on 28th June and 2018. The workshop focused on understanding gender as a socialization Process, Patriarchy and systems of domination, Social…

Dialogue amongst stakeholders towards addressing Sexual Violence against Women and Children in Meghalaya

25 May, 2018, Meghalaya A dialogue amongst stakeholders was organised towards Addressing Sexual Violence against Women and Children in Meghalaya on May 25th, 2018 at Hotel Poinisuk, Laitumkhrah. Representatives from Government, Non Government and CSWO shared their roles and challenges in addressing Sexual Violence. Departments and organisations who presented were State Commission for the Protection…

Exposure Trip for 181 Helpline Staff

17-18 May, 2018, Meghalaya NEN Meghalaya, organised a 2 day exposure trip for the staff of 181 Women Helpline and the Out-Reach Workers of NEN. The participants visited 10 organisations in Shillong City that provide services to women and children namely: FIDU (Female Injecting Drug Users) Targeted Intervention- VHAM (Voluntary health Association Meghalaya); Lamjingshai; Childline;…

State-level Consultation to Strengthen Rehabilitative Services

23 May, 2018, Meghalaya With regard to the research study, “Survivors’ Experience of Shelter Homes”, NEN Meghalaya organised a consultation meeting with various stakeholders on May 23, 2018 to discuss on issues related to addressing violence against women and the rehabilitative services that is provided to the women in the State. One of the objectives of the…