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 SHEFALI MADHUSUDHAN DESHMUKH, 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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" Being a Millennium Fellow opens up a world of possibilities for me and my project. It will help me hone valuable skills and teach me how to truly drive change. This experience will not only benefit me, but also benefit the people my project will touch, and take us all closer to fulfilling the SDG goals. I'm very excited for the journey to begin. "

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

Shefali Madhusudan Deshmukh is a bright, cheerful, and driven law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India. Currently residing in Bangalore, India, she aspires to impact the world around her positively and believes in the value of tiny acts of kindness. This desire to see the world become a kinder, more humane place has driven her to join the Millennium Fellowship Program, where she, along with the other like-minded fellows, can do just that.