International Home Based Workers’ Day 2021 observed across Nagaland

Who is a Home-Based Worker? – A Home-based worker is a person who produces goods or services for the market from within or around their own homes. Although they remain largely invisible, home-based workers are engaged in many branches of industry and represent a significant share of urban employment in some countries, particularly for women…

Training on Food Processing at West Khasi Hills

Financial dependence on an abusive spouse often forces women in Meghalaya to stay silent about domestic violence. During field work, NEN team members found many instances of rural women trying to gain a livelihood through joining of SHGs but failing to do so due to lack of proper planning and implementation. In Nongshillong Village, West…

International Day of Rural Women 2021 celebrated in Meghalaya

On International Day of Rural Women, 15th October, 2021, NEN Meghalaya highlighted the women farmers’ contribution and participation to the society. We celebrated their contribution towards their families and the national economy, along with acknowledging their role as guardians of nutrition and food security of the community as a whole. NEN organised a Women Farmers’…

NEN celebrated International Day of Rural Women (IDRW), 2021

Committed to amplifying the stories and voices of rural women, North East Network (NEN) observed the IDRW on 15th October, which also coincides with the  National Women Farmers’ Day, by bringing together government agencies, women organisations, village leaders, CBOs, NGOs and the general public in an interface with rural women at Phek Town. The theme…

Training on organic farming for young cultivators from Nagaland

A team of 20 participants consisting of 16 farmers and 4 NEN staff from 9 different communities from Nagaland, went on a training cum exposure trip to Pabhoi Greens, Pabhoi, Biswanath Chariali, Assam. The residential skill enhancement training on organic farming was held between 26th-30th September 2021, and was facilitated by the Pabhoi Greens Team.…

Hygiene kits for school girls in Assam

On 15th August 2021, Independence Day, NEN Assam received hygiene kits for rural school girls, from Oil India Ltd. (Pipeline Headquarters), Guwahati,. The kits were received from Sandip Goswami, Chief General Manager, Pipeline Sphere by Anurita P. Hazarika, State Coordinator, NEN (Assam) and Rashmirekha Borah, Associate Project Lead, NEN (Assam). This gesture was in recognition…

NEN Farm School 2021- “Bridging the Farm-To-Plate Gap”

NEN Nagaland,organised the much awaited Farm School at Chizami on 17-18 August 2021. The 6th edition of the event provided 16 young participants a comprehension on the importance of sustainable farming practices wherein Traditional farming, soil health management were key topics discussed and shared. The theme “Bridging the Farm-To-Plate Gap” is to address the growing…

Online Interface with Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights

NEN Shillong organised an Online Interface with Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on 1st September 2021. The participants were the Outreach Workers (ORWs) of the APPI Project and NEN Staff. The main aim of the program was to familiarize the participants with the functions and role of MSCPCR, the services and…

Awareness Programmes on DV & VAW

Violence against women and domestic violence is never just a family issue or a local community issue, but a social and legal issue that needs to be addressed and redressed. Once COVID restrictions were relaxed in Meghalaya, our Outreach Workers from West Khasi Hills restarted their work to bring awareness on the issue. We were…