NEN’s Representation for Assam Budget 2021

North East Network submitted a representation to the State Finance Minister, Ajanta Neog, as a response to the Government’s call for public engagement on the upcoming Budget. NEN in its submission stated that a multi-dimensional unified response to eliminate all forms of violence against women is needed for both public and private spaces. This approach…

Assam GMK Helpline Numbers for DV survivors

Violence against women tends to increase in any emergency, including epidemics. Stress, disruption of social and protective networks, increased economic hardship and decreased access to services can exacerbate the risk of women suffering violence. As Covid-19 cases surges once again in the North East region of India, stay-at-home orders have been put in place. The…

Submission of Memorandum on killing of minor girl in Assam

  In a horrific incident of gender based violence, a minor girl from Karbi Anglong was allegedly burnt alive by her employers on April 22, 2021. She was working as a domestic help in a household at Raha, Nagaon for the past four years. North East Network, while demanding swift justice for the victim, submitted…

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…

Women’s manifesto by Rights Groups for Assam Assembly polls

The ‘Women’s Manifesto-2021’, prepared by five organisations working in the field of gender equality have put forward their demands to political parties and contesting candidates. The manifesto has been prepared by NEN, Purba Bharati Educational Trust (PBET), Women in Governance (WinG), Women’s Leadership Training Centre (WLTC) and Xobdo, Assam. Read news articles here: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-assembly-elections-womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups/article34098925.ece https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/womens-manifesto-by-rights-groups-for-assam-assembly-polls/2048941…