NEN documented the legacy of women leaders who had contributed significantly in the fields of history, literature, sports, freedom movement, performing arts, women's rights, electoral politics, etc. The documentation was done by engaging 19 students from 5 districts. In these districts, NEN uses creative mediums to engage with young people on issues of gender equality. A portrait-making workshop was held on 11 September 2022. It was facilitated by noted artist, Mayur Rajbongshi of Guwahati.
Young upcoming artist students from different district schools learned the skill of pencil sketching and presented impressive portraits of women leaders from the past. The idea of this initiative is to celebrate and make communities and young people aware of the rich contributions of women in society.
Walls of schools in rural areas are adorned with photo frames of male leaders from the past with hardly any or no photographs of women. As patriarchal societies tend to ignore or forget their contributions, therefore, it's extremely important to document narratives and stories of women who have led from the front.
So on 11 October 2022 i.e. International Day of the Girl Child, the portraits of women leaders were presented to district schools under the theme, "Remembering women leaders of the past; Promoting adolescent girls' leadership today".
Flyers on the topic were distributed amongst 500 students across 6 schools.