An adolescent's life drastically changes the day they start menstruating.
Across urban and rural India, menstruation is believed to be ‘impure’. Overwhelming stigma, taboos and a lack of knowledge prevents girls from:
Seeking support & healthcare
Participating in school
Making informed choices about their bodies
Accessing equal opportunities
We create safe spaces to de-stigmatise menstruation,
enabling marginalised girls to #BecomeUninhibited.
Our Model: Period Friendly Schools
Menstrual Health Behaviour Change
Creating safe spaces to break the silence & educate around menstruation
Bridging access to a range of period products in schools
Menstrual & Sexual Reproductive Healthcare
Providing access to free tele-medicine via our helpline Hello Saathi
Improving the quality of WASH in schools
Our Channels for Scale
Collaborating with Governments to sustain change
The Period Fellowship
A 24-month grassroots fellowship shaping future menstrual health leaders
Integrating menstrual health into existing NGOs
Women & Girls
Districts across India
Men and Boys
Govt Frontline Workers
Tele-medicine Helpline Agents
Reduced School Absenteeism
1 in 2 girls were missing school while menstruating due to fear and a lack of information. Post-intervention, 9 out of 10 girls felt confident participating in school on their period.
Improved menstrual hygiene practices
Post-intervention 85% of girls gained awareness of how to manage their periods hygienically, up from 21%.
Perception of period blood being normal
4 out of 5 girls believed their period blood made them untouchable due to its impurity. Post-intervention 98% of girls felt menstruation was natrual.
Initiated conversation on menstruation with family & friends
Only 1 in 10 girls were comfortable seeking support around menstruation. Post-intervention, 77% of girls initiated conversations for the first time.
Roohi was in seventh grade when her sanitary pad leaked during class, staining her uniform with blood. Already mortified, Roohi's teacher added to her shame by making her stand while she lectured her about the taboos she should be following as she was 'dirty'.
Roohi started to skip 8-10 days of school during her period every month.
Pragna (Period Fellow 2018-19) visited Roohi's school to facilitate behaviour change sessions. She heard about the incident and gently addressed Roohi's fears, breaking down taboos and sharing how Roohi can manage her period to avoid staining. Roohi now participates fully in school while menstruating without fear or stigma.
Sukhibhava Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable trust registered in Bengaluru, India. Reg. No. MLS-4-00014-2016-18
Sukhibhava Foundation: 288, 1ST ‘A’ CROSS, RMV 2ND STAGE, NAGASHETTY HALLI, BENGALURU 560094
Gramin Vikas Samiti, a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Gramin Vikas Samiti: 504/1, Bhimgarh Kheri, Part-II, Gurgaon Pin 122001
Uninhibited Australia Ltd is a DGR nonprofit registered in Victoria ABN: 57647986365, ACN: 647986365
Uninhibited USA. Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 88-2081837) registered in New York
*inclusive of non-binary, trans, and people who menstruate