The internet is increasingly becoming the primary source of information and interaction for young people. This is even more prominent in case of taboo concerns like sex, pregnancy, and menstruation. It provides an anonymous, safe, and private space to access diverse information and perspectives.
Talking about periods and associated concerns are still deeply taboo in India. We’ve only been talking to Google about our periods. The reality is that access to the internet and the ability to locate and process reliable information on it are limited in our country, especially when it comes to women and girls.
Sukhibhava creates spaces to initiate both learning and dialogue on menstrual hygiene management in rural areas, urban slums and other communities.
You can talk to google about your periods. She can’t. Periods matter, even where Google can't reach. Help Sukhibhava reach where Google can’t contribute today to make menstrual health a reality for 2.5 lakh women and girls.
Sukhibhava is a social enterprise working with marginalized women and adolescent girls, to empower them through awareness and improved access to healthy menstrual practices while using technology for large-scale impact. We are currently working with women & girls in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. Having reached 43,000+ women and girls so far, we have kickstarted the first cohort of "The Period Fellowship", a one-year full-time fellowship programme with the objective of educating 2.5 lakh women and girls about healthy menstrual practices in the next year through 16 dynamic fellows posted across the country.
Our work has been recognized by The Tata Trusts, The World bank, NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum, N/Core and our latest achievement has been being named the winners of Goldman Sachs - India Impact Fund 2018.