Dilip Kumar Pattubala
April 21, 9:30am - 11:00am IST. Hosted at The Bohemian House
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About the speaker
Dilip Kumar Pattubala is an Acumen Fellow and the Co-founder & CEO of Sukhibhava Foundation, a not for profit focusing on making menstruation a non issue in the marginalised communities of India.Dilip has a Master’s degree in International Social Welfare and Social Policy from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom and worked for organizations like The Akshaya Patra Foundation, HelpAge India and Pollinate Energy. He is super passionate about breaking the silence around subjects that people hesitate to talk about.
Sukhibhava works with marginalized women and adolescent girls, to empower them through awareness and de-stigmatisation in a scalable and replicable manner . Sukhibhava directly works on building awareness with women and girls and also works with influencers like men, boys & teachers to create positive socio-cultural environments. We believe this will eventually lead to increase in demand for the infrastructure and products like toilets, access to water, menstrual hygiene products and soap leading to systemic change. In a largely products driven menstrual hygiene space Sukhibhava believes access & affordability to products is one part of the issue while the larger issue is lack of access to information and behaviour change.
We are currently working with women & girls in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. We have also kickstarted the first cohort of “The Period Fellowship”, one-year full-time fellowship programme with the objective of educating two and half lakh girls about healthy menstrual practices in next one academic year through 16 dynamic fellows placed in above-mentioned regions. We are working towards including boys and men in the conversation.
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