MENSTRUAL HYGIENE WORKSHOP
Menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle. However, in most parts of the world, it remains a taboo and is rarely talked about. Cultural practices and taboos around menstruation negatively impact the lives of women and girls, and reinforce gender inequities and exclusion. Moreover, studies have proved a direct link between poor menstrual hygiene and urinary or reproductive tract infections and other illnesses.
Keeping this in mind, K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II organized a virtual workshop on 17th and 18th December, 2020 on Menstrual Hygiene of girls in collaboration with Global Hunt Foundation. Ms Ankita, the resource person, conducted the workshop and the same was attended by over 140 girls of classes IV-VIII. Discussions veered on orienting the health educators and school girls on good menstrual hygienic practices such as use of sanitary napkins; washing and cleaning; proper disposal of sanitary napkins, followed by precautions to be taken during the period and dietary habits, so, as to enable them to lead a healthy reproductive life in future.
It was a well-organized and well conducted workshop. After the workshop, Q/A session was conducted and each and every doubt of the girls on menstrual hygiene was cleared. The girls of classes IV to VIII were very happy and content after attending the workshop and mentioned that they will be more conscious about maintaining hygiene in future.