Guest lecture by Ms Mary Shanthi Dairiam on The Universality of Misogyny: Implications for Addressing Violence against Women13 May 2013
08 March 2013
14 February 2013
Invitation to "Eti Mrinalini' a play by Tagore, translated and directed by Rabijita Gogoi, Jirsong Theatre9 December 2012
Violence Against Women (VAW)
Like all over India, women in the NE face violence in the domestic and public spheres. However, conflicts across parts the North East region leave women particularly vulnerable to different types of violence, including sexual violence. Please see resource section to see the recommendations on VAW from Approach papers on 10th,11th and 12th 5 year plans.
In our early years of work, NEN documented VAW in the ongoing armed conflicts in the region. Throughout the years, we have advocated for policy interventions for addressing VAW.
In the course of our work, we realized that attention needed to be brought to other forms of violence women face, such as domestic violence and sexual harassment. In this regard, NEN engages in raising public awareness about gender based violence. We annually observe the 16 days campaign. Click here to read about the 2010 campaign. We also provide training on the PWDV Act, dissemination of information on the Act in local languages and monitoring implementation of the Act in Assam and Meghalaya. In addition, we are a part of the networks and campaigns both within the NE level and nationally. One recent area of work has been NEN’s awareness raising on the phenomenon of “witch hunting” across Assam.
We believe that multisector approaches need to be put in place in order to effectively address issues of VAW and its intersections. In this regard we work with dorbars (traditional decision making body in Meghalaya), the police department and the health department in Meghalaya. Click here to see the police training manual.
NEN bring out information kits and resource directories of organisations providing support services to women facing violence in Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur.