ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ADITI DILIP ZADE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

" We are paid less even though we work equally as our husbands. We also do house chores. This is what a rural woman told me when I was out in fieldwork trying to observe village life from a gender perspective. The gender inequalities are real and they are affecting lives all over the world. A small contribution from each one of us who believe in the strength of humanity can make world a better place and I am determined to contribute in every small ways I can. I am excited to be a part of Millennium Fellowship. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Building humans to think differently

Under the project "Building humans to think differently", I will be working on Gender. The aim is to create, facilitate and promote gender equality by using various means like discussions, closed group interactions, social media, etc. We are aiming to impact nearly 1000 lives in the next 5 months. There are 3 aims we will be working on. The 1st aim is to create an awareness regarding the ill effects of patriarchy on all the genders. Patriarchy is the cause as well as the effect of gender inequality. We wish to create a more empathetic and equal world. The 2nd aim is to create a space where experiences, ideas and views can be exchanged. The 3rd aim is to provide support and resources to facilitate gender equality. Gender is a wide spectrum and its intersection with various other inequalities create deep-rooted issues. We are also determined to work with other members of the group who will be working in the fields of education, environment, etc.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aditi D. Zade is a student of TISS, Tuljapur which is a rural campus in Maharashtra. From childhood she has been grown in a small city called Chandrapur and has experienced the multiple challenges associated with gender closely. She has observed the gender inequalities not only in her own surroundings but also in the field works she has done during her college life. She believes that with constructive approach towards solving Societies issue will make it possible to have a better world. For this better world she wants to contribute in her small ways.

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