About The Period Fellowship

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The Period Fellowship aims to bring together dynamic women, men and trans persons from diverse backgrounds to create awareness on menstruation and menstrual hygiene among women and girls, and men and boys in urban and rural India, during the course of 15 months. The fellows will work to ensure that they build an enabling ecosystem in the communities to reflect upon their personal practices, while exploring concepts like hygiene, menstrual cycle, PMS and superstitions.

The objective of The Period Fellowship is to engage with the often stigmatised subject of menstruation and initiate conversations, questions and curiosity about periods. Talking about a problem is often half the battle won. We are looking to build a repository of knowledge on experiences gathered from around the country on menstruation and issues that surround it. Through this teaching-learning experience, our fellows will understand where communities stand in terms of knowledge on menstruation, simultaneously developing teaching, managerial and leadership skills during the course of the fellowship on a personal level. While this is a working fellowship, is it simultaneously a leadership program which via activities through the year, will enable the fellows to build capacities to hone their potential to be long term leaders for menstruation and allied social issues. Our intention is to disrupt this space and push the pace at which menstruation becomes a non-issue via this community of leaders.

Our Advisors

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Who we are looking for

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In this journey, we are looking forward to working with motivated individuals who identify themselves as men, women or trans and are enthusiastic about engaging with rural and urban poor communities. We hope to engage with a diverse set of fellows, who can demonstrate the ability to independently handle work, are grounded in their perspectives and are intent on making menstruation a non-issue. We believe that people of all age groups have the potential to be part of The Period Fellowship, but this year we’re looking for fellows in the age group 18-45 years who have completed or are in the last year of an undergraduate degree.


Applications open: November 30, 2018

Applications close: January 06, 2019

Final round: March, 2019

Programme dates: June 01, 2019 to August 31, 2020

If you have further queries, please reach out to us – info@theperiodfellowship.in