Sukhibhava works with marginalised women and girls across India to unravel the stigma around menstruation and engages key influencers such as men, adolescent boys and teachers to create a positive socio-cultural environment at home and in schools.
Through our interactive tools and modules on menstrual health and hygiene (MHH), we create safe spaces to encourage dialogue and improve sexual and reproductive health seeking behaviour and mobility of women and girls during menstruation. While affordability and access to menstrual hygiene products is one part of the issue, Sukhibhava believes comprehensive menstrual health education and ending stigma is key to impacting sustainable change for half the population.
We have worked with 162,500+ women and adolescent girls across 7 states to make menstruation a non-issue. We're incredibly excited to be scaling our intervention to include men, adolescent boys and teachers to reach 1.5 million people across India through The Period Fellowship and Periodpreneurship over the next 5 years.
The Period Fellowship is a paid 15 month full-time leadership journey designed to nurture future male and female leaders in the MHH ecosystem. Your journey kicks off with the The Period Fellowship bootcamp where together we discover your unique story, motivation and talents while teaching you how to deliver our MHH intervention in schools and introduce you to your fellowship family for the next year. Period Fellows gain an understanding of menstruation in a rural or marginalised context and experience a combination of grassroots field work, stakeholder management and leadership, where they are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and up to the plate of shaping the narrative around MHH in India.
We're constantly experimenting with new approaches to overcome stigma, so we fiercely welcome diversity in our 2020 Period Fellow applicants - no matter your gender, age, class or professional background, we look forward to working with passionate, dedicated humans to continue making menstruation a non-issue.