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Nagaland womens health

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She is not entitled to get honour, title and fame. Naga women interacting with research teams of NEN during the study.

Extremely shy, they dive behind a tree or under a shop counter, quick as a flash, if a stranger attempts to draw them into a conversation. The state cabinet is also likely to approach the Centre to amend the Constitution to keep Nagaland outside the purview of Part IXA, which deals with elections to municipalities and reservation for women). Everywhere, it is they who are doing the farming, ferrying water, gathering wood and even running shops and tea houses.

Read along to know about this remarkable transformation.

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Even a casual visitor to these parts is immediately made aware of the pivotal role they play it is the women who seem to be doing the farming, ferrying water, hewing wood and even running small shops and tea houses. What to read next. Because of the customary laws, the political participation of women in Nagaland is utterly dismal.

They also discussed their experiences. An Ao woman also cant inherit landed property.

They no longer complained if asked to load vegetables on to a bus! In Northeast India, popular myth says that gender discrimination is largely absent both in the private and public spaces.

In the past, the role of men in our society was to fight and women took care of children and home.

Of course, if there was money to be made, there was a price to be paid as well.

The burden of keeping families going in such circumstances invariably fell on the women. The ECS was set up in the early 1990s to help the Chang tribe of Tuensang address the innumerable social adversities they experienced.

Referring to occurrences of sexual abuse on women, like rape, a male village head in Phek district told the researchers, On one hand, the blame can be on the man but on the other hand, may be even the woman is wrong. When she lived with her husbands family as a newly-married woman, she had to depend on her father-in-law for even some soap. But far more disturbing than these physical hardships is the age-old discrimination inscribed in community norms and practices.

Their faces bear the ravages of the harsh sun and mountain winds, and their backs are weighed down by heavy loads of timber needed to keep home fires burning.

There is no recourse for them in the customary laws.

Slowly, through discussions with the community, the ECS-ActionAid programme came up with a strategy to combine microcredit interventions with social action.