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 NAVYA BHAYANA, 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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" I aim to utilise my education and the platform that my university provides- which includes access to a large pool of audience and a voice of my own which can thereby be amplified, to take an informed and significant action towards creating a social impact. Being a Millennium Fellow would enable me to learn from the global community to further my social impact, through the projects that I would undertake this year and in future. Millennium Fellowship will enable me to connect with numerous people undertaking various initiatives and I believe that it would be an excellent opportunity to learn and help each other in achieving our goals, to collectively accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals for building a sustainable 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

Navya Bhayana is an ambitious law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Being raised in an environment that focused on empathy and inclusiveness, Navya learnt the ideals of social justice from an early age and thrives to pursue them to the best of her capabilities. She is extremely passionate about the rights of gender and sexual minorities and has therefore, been a part of various research and social justice projects advocating for their rights. Navya aspires to be a professional who stands as an advocate for inclusivity and becomes a catalyst for change by contributing to the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in her own unique way.