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 HAMSADHWANI ALAGARSAMY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

National University of Advanced Legal Studies | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 8

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" I have a strong passion for building a world that is rooted in mutual love and cooperation for fellow beings, rather than endless cycles of power and violence (all kinds). I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I hope to meet other young people who share my vision of the world, which will enable building it together. I also believe that I will develop crucial skills of organising and teamwork through my experience as a Millennium Fellow. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Restorative Justice in Universities

Currently, there is no framework for restorative justice/practices in any educational institution in India. My goal with the project is to create such a framework that educational institutions may adopt as it is, or with changes suited to their respective communities. There are three documents that I wish to be able to produce - a handbook on restorative justice in educational institutions, a policy framework for the implementation of restorative justice in educational institutions and finally, a manifesto of restorative justice in educational institutions that can act as a repository of guiding principles for anyone who wishes to introduce restorative justice in their education institution.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hamsadhwani Alagarsamy is a law student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, India. Passionate about working towards a world devoid of oppression, she is anti-caste, feminist and socialist. Her beliefs and ideology shine through in all the work she does. Among other things, she is a writer for Feminism in India, an intersectional feminist media organisation; a legal associate with the Legal Collective for Students' Rights (LCSR), which provide pro bono legal help to aggrieved students and does students' rights advocacy; she is a fellow with CEDE (Community for the Eradication of Discrimination in Education and Employment). Further, she is currently also involved in numerous research projects that inquire into the power imbalances in various fields. In the future, she hopes to work in a professional area where she can directly further the causes she believes in.