Repair of Handlooms in 3 flood affected districts of Assam

North East Network has been building community resilience to address the pandemic and its effects on women and girls in Assam. NEN diversified livelihoods including weaving, farming and crafts for women which are critical to sustain our eco systems. Coupled with the effect of the pandemic, weavers also faced the wrath of severe floods in…

Weavers monitoring, Assam 

NEN team could continue to engage with the weavers by distributing raw materials to ensure a stable income throughout the year. NEN’s home-based model for weaving and remuneration processes managed to attract more women in the communities. The NEN project team and community mobilisers have developed a strategy to enhance skills of weavers. Each weaver…

Portrait making workshop for youth collectives, Assam 

NEN conducted a day & half  workshop on 17 and 18 September 2022 with youth collectives on portrait making of women who remain anonymous and invisible in “his-tory.” With the aim to celebrate women’s contribution and their courage to challenge the norms of a patriarchal society, select members of youth collectives from 6 districts drew…

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…