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 RHIA PANDEY, 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 recognize the distinction that it is to be a
Millennium Fellow, representing my campus
for a cause that I am deeply connected to. Stepping into (well,
not literally) university was a cultural shock
because of how many opinions that I'd been
too timid to speak about, were actually shared
by several. It was new and empowering, and it
provided me with an opportunity to be better.
This Fellowship would do the same - it would
push me to work with a team I respect and
adore, for a cause I'm extremely passionate
about, on specific goals and targets that would
be much more achievable as a Millennium
Fellow. To summarize, it would help my team
and I do and be better, all the while helping us
develop as coordinators and organizers for
further socially impactful work "

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

Rhia Pandey is a second year law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She is driven by the idea of changing the norms she saw growing up, and hopes to contribute to such change in any way possible.