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 RASIKA RAJENDRA JOSHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" The Millennium Fellowship is an important platform for me to make my college a safer environment for all. I am committed to the cause of equal opportunity and access, and working with a network of similarly motivated students will help me to create a tangible impact in my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SMASH - Students' Movement Against Sexual Harassment

SMASH (Students' Movement Against Sexual Harassment) is an initiative to sensitize people and destigmatise the conversation and discussions around sexual harrassment. The overall goal is to create a safe, gender inclusive society as an effort to further the SDG 5 on Gender Equality and as a commitment to human rights (UNAI 6).

About the Millennium Fellow

Rasika Joshi is a final year student in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. She is an enthusiastic advocate for community development and collective action for social causes. Her Millennium Fellowship project aims to improve the lives of the students and staff on her campus by raising awareness about sexual harassment.

She is a strong believer in youth-led progress and hopes to begin her journey in the development sector through the Fellowship.