ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT EESHA PESHAWARIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" I resonate with the principle of ‘acta non verba’, which means that I believe in ditching inaction and employing all my resources towards actively correcting the wrongs that have plagued the society since time immemorial. My pursuit of an equitable, empathetic and inclusive society nudged me to become a part of the Millennium Fellowship as its principles perfectly align with my vision. I’m exhilarated to have this opportunity and eagerly look forward to learning from the global community that the fellowship renders available. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Gender-Ed

Project Gender-Ed aims to make the gender equality discourse penetrate the educational institutions, wherein gender-based discrimination is a commonplace experience for most stakeholders, especially children. Acknowledging, and consequently leveraging the fact that early interventions can potentially have a more profound and long-term impact on the psyche of children, we set out with a goal of conducting research-oriented workshops and sessions employing a gendered lens and revolving around societal issues like moral policing, usage of non-inclusive language, body-shaming, toxic perceptions of masculinity and femininity, denial of access to opportunities, the detrimental impact of gender bias on academic performance and academic self-concept of children from marginalised genders amongst others. With the help of modules developed under the supervision of psychologists, we intend to organize interactive sessions that would help stakeholders identify and address instances of gender inequality and understand the nuances of the experience and its multifarious impacts. Additionally, we also attempt to provide general guidance pertaining to steps that can be undertaken to alter the scenario in order to make the society more egalitarian and inclusive, while driving social change effectively. The power of psychoeducation coupled with the principles of social justice and responsibility drives the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Eesha Peshawaria is a 19 year old intersectional feminist with a burning passion to make the world a more equitable place. Driven by the lived realities of people and sensitive to the nuances of society, empathy and inclusivity form her guiding principles. She draws inspiration from her own childhood experiences, like identifying the exclusionary nature of language and other common everyday injustices, which was further intensified by other discriminatory encounters she and people around her had throughout her life.
Currently a second year undergraduate student pursuing an honors degree in Psychology with a minor in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, she is an aspirant civil servant and plans on exploring political psychology, still a terra incognita. Reflective of her phenomenal leadership skills, she is presently a coordinator of the Women’s Development Cell of her college, a Research Associate at FJGRC (Family Justice and Gender Rights Clinic), and the Chairperson of Law Femme, a Pink Legal Club, all of which are a testament of her commitment towards the cause of gender equality, human rights and social justice. She was also associated with a Girl Up club and a Youth Action Hub previously.
Intrinsically motivated, tremendously creative, and remarkably critical and analytical, she is incessantly striving for a sustainable and equal future for all!