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 SWAGATA MUKHOPADHYAY, 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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" My dream is to see a just and equitable world, one that is free from stigmatisation and taboos that diminish and endanger people. Being a Millennium Fellow gives me an opportunity to meet like minded individuals who are passionate about my cause and who can enrich me with their experience. I wish to improve the situation of the world in tangible ways to make a difference, and achieve the exalted world that the SDGs aim towards. "

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

Swagata Mukhopadhyay is a young third year student at WBNUJS who feels deeply grateful for the opportunities granted to her and wants to share the gifts that has brought her with others not granted those same opportunities. She has found some success in the field of debating, and grudgingly enjoys moots. She is particularly passionate about comprehensive sex education being available for adolescents and destigmatisation and decriminalisation of sex work. She enjoys equitable policymaking, reading fantasy novels, and chess commentary.