As a part of C20 outreach programs, AMMACHI Labs held sessions on “Building confidence and enhancing emotional intelligence” and “Menstrual Hygiene” for young adolescent girls, at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi,
This C20 Side Event was organised by the Gender Equality Working Group.
In the session on Building confidence and enhancing emotional intelligence, children were paired up and taught how to effectively listen and introduce each other formally. An introduction on emotional well being enabled children to recognise the emotions that they were most comfortable sharing and which ones they suppressed. Children were also asked to ponder upon the significance of emotions and the role they play in our lives. How gender and social norms affect our emotions was addressed as well.
In the session on Menstrual Hygiene, the girls watched a video on menstruation with charts. The session was interactive with questions and answers and covered the following topics:
- Explanation about Menstruation.
- The female reproductive system.
- Basic genital hygiene.
- Nutrition for healthy menstruation.
- Usage of pads.
- Yoga for period pain.