UPLIFTING WOMEN STREET VENDORS PROJECT
Launched in October 2017, this initiative supports the women street vendors of the state for better access to their rights and educate them on basic skills for business, health, and finance. The project seeks to ensure that the training benefits the most deserving women who can in turn educate their peers and keep the change in motion.
EA has partnered with organizations like the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) to provide legal awareness, Dr. K&T Keditsu Foundation for awareness on health and hygiene as well as free medical check ups for the vendors, Sisterhood Network for mobilization, Caring Friends and members of civil society for financial support.
The project’s first cycle was piloted in Kohima. Each cycle comprises of two sessions seeking to address the objectives of the project with different groups of women. As of July 2019, the project has reached out to over 1300 women vendors in the districts of Kohima, Phek, Dimapur and Mokokchung.