Testaments to our work to achieve menstrual equity
We are extremely humbled by the encouragement we have received for our work from various credible organizations in the form of grants and awards. All of this support means a lot to us as we challenge taboos interwoven in the cultural fabric of the communities that we work with and open up conversation about a topic which has been taboo for centuries.
HARVARD MODEL UNITED NATIONS INDIA 2019 ACT2IMPACT - HARVARD INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COUNCIL (IRC) AND WORLDVIEW
Winner (1st Place)
Harvard Model United Nations India is one of the largest international relations simulations in India with over 1500 attendees from 20 nations. This event is co-hosted by Harvard University’s International Relations Council and Worldview. The goal of the Impact program is to empower young leaders to make a tangible difference in their community and bring the world one step closer to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We chose Good Health and Well Being as our focus. Following an interview with the secretariat comprised of undergraduate students at Harvard University, we were honored to be the first place winner of this initiative. Our Communications Director, Sameeksha Sood, and Founder and President, Swara Patel, presented our work together at the Act2Impact fair. We received substantial funding to continue our project as our prize, so please stay tuned to see how we increase our grassroots impact in India with it !
JANE GOODALL ROOTS AND SHOOTS INSTITUTE
Roots and Shoot Service Learning Campaign Grantee
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, it improves the lives of people, animals and the environment. guided by the belief that everything is connected—everyone can make a difference. The Roots and Shoots institute's mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities. We are grateful to receive a mini grant w as part of the Service Learning Campaign. The Period Society was selected on the basis of our capacity to advance the values of the organization in the communities which we work with, commitment to diversity, compassion, and grassroots impact.
BROWN UNIVERSITY SIMULATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS - ERINN PHELAN AWARD
Awarded to our Founder and President - Swara Patel
Our Founder and President, Swara Patel, was recognized individually for her extensive work on menstrual equity in India as well as her commitment to Model UN by the BUSUN (Brown University Simulation of the United Nations) secretariat when they gave her the Erin Phelan award. The award recognizes the delegate at BUSUN who demonstrates the greatest commitment to the empowerment of women. Following a written application and essay response, Swara was shortlisted to be interviewed by the Secretary General of the Conference. She was announced as winner at the closing ceremonies for best embodying the following qualities: visionary leadership, dedication, and unwavering commitment to service. She received $500 to donate to a 501(c)(3) of her choice.