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…

Meghalaya Outreach Numbers for DV survivors

Meghalaya is witnessing a rise in crime against women despite the State being a matrilineal society. With the Covid related #curfews and #Lockdown re-initiated, our outreach workers from NEN Meghalaya are ready to lend a helpful ear and assistance for any woman in Meghalaya facing Domestic Violence. The following Poster has a list of phone…

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…

EARTH DAY 2021 CELEBRATION

In Nagaland, NEN celebrated ‘Earth Day’ on 22nd April, with 21 participants from Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Chizami. The students visited Nerodoco Nursery where they actively participated in the hands-on demonstration on natural methods of nursing trees. This was followed by film screenings of ‘Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary – saving the last Refuge’ by Pelevizo…

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…

Summer Weaving Training in Ri-Bhoi District

The art of weaving is endemic in most tribal cultures in North East India. Unfortunately, with readymade clothes flooding the markets we are witnessing a gradual diminishing of this exquisite art. Over the past decade NEN has been working to revive indigenous weaving practices by encouraging the younger generation to inherit their tradition and keep…

Musical Night & OBR event in Nagaland

Music is the universal language, especially for spreading awareness on issues like Gender Based Violence. NEN in Nagaland brought together youths from Chizami for a ‘Musical Night’ at NEN Resource Centre, Chizami VTC Hall. Part of the global action of One Billion Rising (OBR), the event that took place on St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February…