Her Story: Bhanu Saharia

Through this blog series “Her Story” we share the faces and stories behind the grassroots movement by NEN for a society free of gender based violence and discrimination. Joining the global #IWD2022 campaign this series reflects the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

Changemaker Interview Series: Chapter 4

ANURITA PATHAK HAZARIKA SPEARHEADING A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT OF WOMEN LEADERSHIP A well-known and highly respected Women’s rights advocate from Northeast India, Anurita Pathak Hazarika is currently the State Coordinator for NEN, Assam. She has been a part of the North East Network (NEN) for the last twenty five years, officially joining the organisation in 1998,…

Changemaker Interview Series: Chapter 3

Seno Tsuhah Leader of grassroots women’s movement in Nagaland Seno Tsuhah is a community development worker who holds over 23 years of experience working with the grassroot communities of Nagaland, particularly women.  Her engagement with gender rights issues range from strategic policy advocacy with village institutions, state, regional, and national networks, cultural & environmental audio-visual…

Changemaker Interview Series: Chapter 2

Darilyn Syiem A leader of Gender rights movement in Meghalaya Social activist Darilyn Syiem has dedicated more than two decades of her life to empowering girls and women in their personal and professional lives. She has been committed to ensuring that women lead a life free from violence and discrimination. A former teacher, currently she…

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…