15 October, 2017, Assam
NEN Guwahati celebrated Women Farmers’ Day on the occasion of International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, 2017 at Okum Guest House, Dharikati in Sonitpur district. The objective was on emphasizing the important roles played by women in agriculture and
recognizing them as farmers and their rights. The programme could bring awareness to 150 participants, men and women from local communities, representatives from Handloom and Textile Department, Agriculture Office, Department of Environment and Forests, Sonitpur district; local organisations – Tezpur District Mahaila Samiti (TDMS), Assam Mahila Samata Society (AMSS), Mahila Shakti Kendra (MASK), DASK, and Seven Sister Development Assistance (SeSTA), Bongaigaon.
During the event, North East Network also launched its ‘Handbook on Barefoot Counselling’- a guide for the barefoot counsellors in assisting cases of violence against women.
On the occasion, NEN Assam, Nagaland team, DASK and team from MASK showcased farming and weaving products to bring women farmer’s areas of operation visibility.