Activities April-December 2011 Pacca Community and Huandar Community, Cusco

Pacca Community, Anta province, Cusco - Peru

Reproductive health counseling to women of the community regarding menstruation, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and menopause.
Menstrual health and sexuality workshops for girls of intern secondary school by each grade separately (1st thru 5th secondary grade), between 11 and 18 years old.
Menstrual health and self-care workshops for girls of primary community school between 10 and 13 years old (grades 5th and 6th)
Reproductive health and gender relations workshops for boys of primary community school between 11 and 14 years old (grades 5th and 6th), including emphasis in the understanding of woman's reproductive process and their respect and honoring as well as his
Supply of ecological cloth menstrual pads ("Luneras" pads) to women and girls for free
* 4 sessions of 2 hours each.

Wiñaypaq Intercultural School, Huandar Community, Pisaq, Cusco - Peru
Menstrual and reproductive/sexual health workshops for girls between 8 and 14 years old (one multi-grade class from 3rd grade to 6th grade). Dynamics with Drumming, rattling, connecting to their wombs through meditation and touching their own wombs energetically, and singing of Woman Medicine Songs are parts of these workshops. 3 sessions of 2 hours each.

Supply of ecological cloth menstrual pads to girls already menstruating and to the school to provide them when more girls reach menarque

The work in Wiñaypaq school started last year (2010) in September/October with 2 sessions of menstrual and sexual health workshops to girls from 3rd grade to 6th grade, and 1 session to girls from 1st to 2nd grade on the basics of bodily differentiation based on gender and prevention of sexual violence through storytelling and play.

Urpiyay sonqoyay to these girls and their young wombs!