The Period Fellows will be placed in one of the four key states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka and Maharashtra to build the foundations for our work over the next five years. We fiercely welcome diversity in applicants, regardless of caste, sexuality, age or background. We seek to recruit a diverse, creative and passionate tribe of humans to help make menstruation a non-issue. To learn more check out our FAQs.
*women is inclusive of non-binary and trans people.
The journey kicks oﬀ with a bootcamp where together we discover your unique story, motivation and strengths and build on your skills and mindsets to help you make an impact at the grassroots. The 2022-24 cohort will consist of 18 Period Fellows who will be placed in either rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka or Maharashtra based on their location preferences and fluency.
Design and implement creative campaigns to spread awareness of Hello Saathi and address the critical menstrual and sexual reproductive needs of people in rural communities
Applicants must be:
*Women is inclusive of non-binary and trans people
Uninhibited is deepening its impact in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Period Fellows will be placed in teams in their preferred region alongside a full-time Fellowship Manager who will provide mentorship and guidance, support operations, nurture you throughout your leadership journey.
Your journey begins with travel to your preferred rural region where you will join other Period. Fellows and a Fellowship Lead for the next 24-months. Once settled in, the team will engage in a month-long bootcamp led by the Uninhibited core team and key partners where we gain an insight into your unique story, motivation and talents, and work with you to build on a variety of skills that will help you scale our work in the most marginalised communities. Over this time you will become a master of menstrual and sexual reproductive health and become familiar with your diverse cohort selected from all over India.
Your team will be responsible for the implementation of the PeriodShala program, which includes hyperlocal community campaigns to build trust, menstrual, sexual and reproductive health behaviour change modules, and access to our free telemedicine helpline ‘Hello Saathi’. We will be providing a curated leadership journey that develops your leadership capacities and mindsets. You will a part of a movement of creating menstrual health friendly Districts across some of the most marginalised communities in India, leveraging a coalition of partnerships including the District Administration, community influencers, nonprofits, and existing community-based organisations.
An open-mindset, creativity and resilience are warmly welcomed – fellows are given the flexibility to shape regional operations, with the support of their managers and core Uninhibited team who are enthusiastic to collaborate on new approaches to achieving gender equity.
Yes, of course! Fellows will receive a stipend of 25,000INR per month for the first year, which includes their travel allowance to and from schools, partner organisations and communities. This amount will be increased to 30,000INR in the second year depending on the Fellow’s key performance index.
Uninhibited prides itself on its immersive 24-month leadership journey starting 1 August 2022 and ending 31 August 2024. The cut-oﬀ date to apply for this batch is Saturday, 30th April 2022.
Being a member of The Period Fellowship cohort is a transformative experience, where the highs and lows experienced together forges friendships for life. After the whirlwind journey comes to an end, you can look forward to:
• A warm welcome into our spirited tribe.
• Introductions to potential employers based on your areas of interest.
• A select few visionary Period Fellows can apply to become a PeriodPreneur to incubate their own menstrual health start-up.
Providing access to menstrual hygiene products doesn’t necessarily impact how an adolescent menstruator perceives their body, or whether an adult feels worthy to touch food or visit a temple while menstruating. We’re firm believers that ending menstrual stigma through open dialogue between family and community members around menstrual and sexual reproductive health can have a significant impact on the agency of menstruators in the long-term. The more we can normalise periods in households, the greater the potential of menstruators advocating for their needs and reclaiming agency over their bodies.
We encourage you to read through our FAQs in detail, however, if you still have questions unanswered, you’re welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org
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