Long Before #MeToo, Assam’s ‘Barefoot Counsellors’ Battled Rural Sexual Violence

The Better India The Better India features a story on NEN’s Gramin Mahila Kendras (Rural Women’s Centre) set up across three districts in Assam—Kamrup (Mirza village), Darrang (Sipajhar village) and Golaghat (Doigrung village) which are actively assisting women suffering violence at home and their communities. In this piece by Journalist Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk , he…

The ‘barefoot counsellors’ of Assam who tackle women’s problems anywhere, anytime

Indian Express ‘From sexual harassment to domestic abuse — Assam’s barefoot counsellors are lending a ear to a gamut of issues faced by women living in small towns and remote villages…’ says Tora Aggarwal in her article. She highlights the support services of our barefoot counsellors towards Domestic Violence survivors and the space that they have been…

World Food Day

16 October, 2017, Nagaland NEN Chizami organised a programme on World Food Day at its Vocational Training Centre bringing together 130 women farmers, government officers/Head of the department and village leaders from different nearby villages. The Deputy Commissioner was the Guest Speaker of the programme.  Women farmers from different blocks shared their testimonies whereas 20…