Sanmilita Nari Adhikar Suraksha Manch – A women-centric people’s organization working to fight the gender gap in the community
It is a NEADS affiliated women centric organization working on gender justice & equality, the empowerment of women established with a campaign against violence against women. SNASM was established formally in 2006 as a response to the growing need to form a gender just and violence free society in Upper Assam region. Today, SNASM has established a growing presence in the level of grassroot and plays an active role in the community to achieve gender equality and prevent gender-based violence. The ongoing gender initiative of NEADS aims to strengthen gender equality in education, rights and entitlements, political and economic empowerment. The organisation is working in the districts of the region including Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Dibrugrah, Tinsukia, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts with a number of village and block level branches consisting of more than 3000 community level activists.