Innovating evidence-based solutions to gender inequity in marginalised communities
The Period Lab is a space to research and develop products, programmes, curriculum and content to address negative attitudes and behaviours towards reproductive health to reduce long-term gender inequity in marginalised communities. The Lab is responsible for fostering scalable innovation, such as PeriodShala, The Period Fellowship, Aarogya Saathi and PeriodPreneurs to strengthen the menstrual and sexual reproductive health ecosystem.
The Period Lab aims to
To develop frameworks, principles and methodologies for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) and sexual reproductive health (SRH) interventions
To research, develop and pilot products in experimental and real-world scenarios
To collaborate with government, development or private agencies and service contextual needs for addressing MHH and SRH issues
To oﬀer courses, workshops, toolkits for innovation and application of our curriculum and content
To collaborate with similar labs around the world and drive learning, synergy and scale
To oﬀer literature and content on real life experiences of menstruation in marginalised contexts
Community Resource Centre - Bengaluru, Karnataka
One-stop safe space for women, girls and people who menstruate in marginalised communities to come together and learn about menstrual health and hygiene, share their challenges, attend workshops and community building events.
Capacity Building Government Workers to Deliver Menstrual Health - Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh
Partnership model to equip government nominated and trained community youth to conduct menstrual health and hygiene awareness sessions in collaboration with UNICEF.
Peer Mentoring among Adolescents
Capacity building select students as ‘Peer Mentors’ who share awareness of reproductive health among peers using games and activities.