Dilip Pattubala

Uninhibited

Big Idea: “Safe Space” menstrual health training for girls and women in India

The stigma around menstruation keeps girls out of school and women out of work in India. Uninhibited destigmatizes menstrual health so girls can learn more and women can earn more. They create “Safe Spaces” in schools and communities - both virtual and physical - where participants have supportive conversations about the what, why, and how of menstrual health. They deliver hyperlocal advocacy campaigns to attract girls and women to join the “Safe Spaces”. They’ve worked in ten states across India so far.

Dilip co-founded Uninhibited 7 years ago. He holds a masters in International Social Welfare and Social Policy from Anglia Ruskin University and headed operations at Pollinate Energy - a large network for women energy entrepreneurs. He’s also worked for The Akshaya Patra Foundation and HelpAge India.

Rainer Arnhold Fellows