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 ISHIKA JAIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 7

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" Ardent desire to build an inclusive environment, drives my work. As a feminist, I believes it is important to challenge the previously unquestioned gendered norms as well as stereotypes and pave the way for awareness and equality. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will help me with building skills as this fellowship will offer me unique opportunities for one-on-one hands-on field experience, allowing me to dive deep into the work that I intend to do. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Zivah

Project Zivah aims to work for the care and welfare of school and college students by recognising, reducing and challenging everyday sexism while promoting gender equality. It serves the students by providing awareness to empower them to challenge gender stereotypes in their everyday lives. Under it, the Millennium Fellows are working with community groups and collaborating with non-profit organisations of similar causes to improve the level of insight into gender sensitisation. Through our project we are targeting the overall lack of awareness around how sexism can impact mental health by providing awareness to teenagers and young adults. Our project strives to motivate students to identify what’s right and wrong, and work towards reducing injustice and inequalities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ishika Jain is a mental health advocate, pursuing Psychology at Indraprastha college for women, University of Delhi. She has been passionate about her advocacies for women’s rights, stigma surrounding mental health, rights of the marginalised communities and other such issues which she ardently studies. Currently in her college years, she has successfully carried out various research projects around stigma, prejudice, discrimination and mental health. She aspires to become a counselling psychologist and stop marginalisation as well as stigmatisation of mental health concerns.