Happy Periods

Award winners 2022: Pius Fozan, Shuma Banik, and Souvik Bandhapadhyay (India)

For most menstruators, the phase of their menstrual cycle is a transformative stage of life during which they go through emotional and bodily changes. These are also the formative years in terms of education, health, and livelihood generation. Hence, access to information and services is critical to enable a healthy life for menstruators. Taking cognizance of the benefits of menstrual health awareness and the accessibility of menstrual products, the project, Happy Periods, aims to create a culture of acceptance of menstruation. We plan to work with menstruators, government officials, bureaucrats, gatekeepers like mothers, and teachers to influence the policymakers and make period poverty history.