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 MANASHI LODHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6

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" Creativity and adaptability, combined with critical thinking and leadership skills. Millennium Fellowship will help me enhance these skills. It would provide me with the resources to fight for my beliefs and create an impact on the society. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sex Education for All (SEFA)

Sex Education For All (SEFA): which focuses on UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education in close alignment with the United Nations Academic Impact: Principle 6 furthering a commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education. We have reached out to adolescents from 9-12th standard in High Schools across India, equipping them with sex education and legal requisites that a child their age should be aware of. From understanding consent, to having the tools to deal with cyber harassment, or making benefits of the mental health act, SEFA aspires to inspire as many students as possible. With as many as 30 people from NUJS on board, Tushmi Udyalak as the Founder, Sushovan Patnaik as the co-founder are also heading the cohort as campus ambassadors of NUJS. We aim to equip the young adults at NUJS with social impact leadership training and skills as provided by UN MCN and UNAI. Social media harassment (IT Act and other related statutes), grooming (minors + consent), IPC Provisions (Outrage of Modesty, Voyeurism, etc.), POCSO and Sex Education topics like STI, pregnancy test, birth control etc have been covered via a Primer by us law-students in this project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Manashi Lodha is a bright law student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She resides in Kolkata, India. She has great interpersonal and problem solving skills. She has always been ardent advocate of social justice, women's and LGBTQ's rights. Throughout her school years and currently in her college years, she has organised various successful philanthropic projects and social justice movements. She aspires to become a Human Right's Lawyer to make this world a better place.