Only One Earth: World Environment Day 2022

The 2022 World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth focusses on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature” and calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, defend and restore our planet. We are re-energising the slogan to emphasise that planet Earth is still the only home we have and to push for transformative actions to…

‘Her-story’: Portrait-making workshop for youth

Art has the power to change society and shift the power of imagination into collective development. Young people represent a powerful force for social change and have an important role to play in creating a gender equal society. With this aim, North East Network organised a portrait making workshop at Dahali Karka High School, Nohira…

Inauguration of 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra by NEN in Udalguri

North East Network (NEN), Assam has set up its 4th Gramin Mahila Kendra (GMK) in Udalguri District, Assam on 29th April 2022. Earlier NEN had established 3 GMKs in three districts of Assam viz. Darrang, Kamrup(R) and Golaghat. Women facing domestic violence are provided socio-legal counselling through trained barefoot counselors in these Kendras, enabling them…

Interface and Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

Sexual harassment at a workplace is severe violation of women’s right to equality, life and liberty. It creates an insecure and hostile work environment, which discourage women’s participation in work, thereby adversely affecting their social and economic empowerment and the goal of inclusive growth. With this idea the legislature formulated the Sexual Harassment of Women…

Training for Assam weavers at Chizami

Saneki Weaves, a livelihood initiative by North East Network in Assam has been undertaking various initiatives to enable rural women weavers gain economic and social empowerment through the use of traditional looms. The women weavers from 6 districts receive regular training to augment their skills in weaving and related matters like colour coordination, quality control…

IWD 2022 celebrated by NEN Assam

  In Assam, IWD 2022 was celebrated in six districts with approximately 400 women participating in a series of programmes. The women shared their stories of challenges and change, played sports and musical instruments that are otherwise impermissible for women in their communities. The women broke many bias and inhibitions as they talked, danced, sang…

Her Story: Rabia Begum

NEN has been working with many amazing courageous women of Assam who are pushing forward an incredible grassroots movement for building a gender equal society. Through this blog series “Her Story” we share the faces and stories behind this movement for a society free of gender based violence and discrimination. Joining the global #IWD2022 campaign…

Training on Farming techniques for women in Golaghat, Assam

Women in Assam implement most of the work in agricultural farms, from sowing to harvesting, yet their access to resources is less than their male counterparts. Closing this gender gap is essential in order to accelerate the movement for equality and socio-economic empowerment of rural women. NEN has been consistently organising trainings for rural women…

NEN Assam: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign 2021

The ‘16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ is observed globally every year from 25th November till 10th December. The Campaign seeks to end all forms of violence against women and girls and strives to prevent gender-based violence in private and public spaces.In 2021, NEN organised a series of events in different districts Assam…

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…