International Home Based Workers Day observed in Nagaland

Women have become more independent, more vocal, and bolder in today’s day and age, they no longer wait for opportunities they create them. Such is the example of Home Based Workers. North East network celebrated this day by exhibiting testimonial videos and also engaging with these women entrepreneurs by conducting several pieces of training and…

Celebrating resilience of women farmers in Nagaland!

Mahila Kissan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM), a forum for women farmer’s rights, shares few stories of women farmers who have significantly contributed to the communities in their capacities. In Nagaland, the forum comprises of organizations and individuals including NEN, NEIDA, RBA, CWWS, FPO Kohima, SEWA and others. Read More: https://www.morungexpress.com/celebrating-resilience-of…

Centre for Women’s Studies

The Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University in collaboration with the Indian Association for Women’s Studies, North Eastern Region, organized a panel discussion on ‘Status and Future Prospects of the Women’s Studies Centres in North East India. Monisha Behal, CEO of Northeast Network was also one of the panel members. The objective was to discuss…

Rights groups back pregnant scribe asked to resign

Assam Tribune GUWAHATI, May 23 – A number of organisations and women’s rights groups have come out in support of the Guwahati-based woman journalist who was allegedly made to resign from a private news channel on account of her pregnancy. After the incident came to light through various social media platforms, several rights groups have…

Against the grain: why millet is making a comeback in rural India

“By reviving millet farming, we are not only preserving our traditional knowledge, we are also preparing for an uncertain future.”North East Network has been working towards reinvigorating millet farming for quite some time now. This piece in The Guardian explains our journey beautifully. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/25/against-the-grain-why-millet-is-enjoying-an-indian-revival-nagaland

Sexual harassment: Assam workplaces lack facilities

Deccan Herald Some disturbing facts await policy makers in Assam — the state that reported the second highest rate of crime against women after Delhi, in 2016” says Deccan Herald in response to a study published by NEN in collaboration with the Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University supported by Bread for the World. The study has created…

Fierce Feminist

Outlook Business Women of Worth Monisha Behal’s larger-than-life experiences went hand-in-hand with her impactful social research At the age of 11, a young Monisha Behal was helping army jawans and victims of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, when the citizens of her hometown Tezpur received an evacuation letter. The Chinese invaders were  just 40 miles (about 65 km) away,…