Karbi Anglong: A Young Girl’s Death Points to a Chronic Problem

By Dr. Monisha Behal, Executive Director, North East Network ———————————————————- On April 23, 2021, came the shocking news that a 12-year-old girl in Raha, in Assam’s Nagaon district, had been murdered and her body burnt. The minor girl, who was from the Karbi community and hailed from West Karbi Anglong district near Nagaon, was allegedly…

Witch Hunting in North East India

Almost 200 people, mostly women, have been murdered in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, accused of witchcraft and sorcery. Witch-hunting is a prevalent practice in Assam and neighbouring states among many indigenous communities. To try and decode the complex reasons behind why some people become scapegoats in land disputes, crop failures or even ostracised…

Interface programme on Crimes against Women and Children in collaboration with Women’s Police, Nongstoin and Village Organisation

Violence against women and children is a serious public health concern, with costs at multiple levels of society. There is a growing concern over the rise of oppression against women in India over the years, especially during the Covid19 pandemic. India ranks 132 out of 148 countries in the Gender Equality Index published by the…

Support Daily Wage Workers.

Hope against Hope: NEN steps in The coronavirus outbreak was followed by a subsequent lockdown which has affected the entire informal economy including the tertiary sector. Women workers in this sector have been the most vulnerable during these trying times. Undoubtedly, this lockdown brought along the loss of employment, growing insecurity, anxiety, and other hardships…

International Day of the Girl Child.

North East Network Celebrates International Day of the Girl Child Let’s encourage these young minds to raise their voice against gender-based discrimination, violence, and injustice, to assert their basic human rights, demand access to health, and recognize their power and potential as leaders of social change. #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild #DayoftheGirl #SaveTheGirlChild #VocalforChange #MyVoiceOurEqualFuture #Youngmindsforchange