NEN works across a range of issues related to the rights of women in the North East region. We are committed to the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW and International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, 1994). As a region affected by ongoing conflicts and underdevelopment, NEN’s interventions are aimed at realising gender justice, equality and respect for human rights within the North East region.
NEN understands and advocates across its programmes that women’s rights fall squarely within the domain of human rights. Changing mindsets, from the grassroots level to policy implementing levels is a core focus of NEN’s advocacy work. In ensuring an intersectional approach to understanding women’s rights, be it VAW, reproductive health, issues emerging from conflict situations or sexual, economic and social rights, NEN works to advance women’s rights across the North East region.