Help Haryana Chapter of The Period Society to combat Period Poverty | Milaap
Help Haryana Chapter of The Period Society to combat Period Poverty
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    The Period Society Haryana

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The Period Society Is an initiative of Dr. Shanti Patel Memorial Trust, a registered charitable trust in India. The Period Society is a youth led non profit which seeks to ameliorate menstrual and reproductive health with an emphasis on India via youth led education, awareness, and service programs. We have a two fold goal of ending the menstrual taboo and improving access to period products with an emphasis on environmental sustainability to end period poverty and reduce plastic waste. We have a team of 40+ high school students from 5 countries volunteering, and spearheading our activities as part of our core team as well as chapters led by youth in 5 states in India. We have served over 348,000 periods which equates to 95,000 menstrual cycles, reached over 5,000 people through its menstrual hygiene education sessions, and met the needs of over 2,000 menstruators for the period of 3 years by distributing reusable cloth pad kits for free within underserved communities in India. Our work has been funded by and recognized as first place winner of the Act-2-Impact initiative co-hosted by Harvard University’s International Relations Council and Worldview, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Institute, Brown University’s Erinn Phelan Award, and the Stem for Change making Challenging hosted by Ashoka Global and General Motors. 

Swara Patel is the Founder and President of The Period Society, a non-profit that she began at the age of 16 based on her personal experiences with the menstrual taboo in India and interactions with menstruators from marginalized communities who struggled to access period products. She is a rising freshman at Macaulay Honors College in New York City and will be a student of the sciences and humanities on a premedical track who aspires to be an OB/GYN tackling some of the most pressing global health challenges when it comes to access to reproductive health and the barriers surrounding the same in marginalized communities worldwide. Extremely passionate about gender equality and reproductive health, she is pumped to expand and amplify The Period Society as a platform for Gen-Z in India to put a period to the stigma surrounding menstrual and reproductive health.

To know more about The Period Society and the Haryana Chapter visit the website:
https://www.theperiodsociety.org/
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https://www.facebook.com/theperiodsociety/

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