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 FIZZA MUNAWAR HUSSAIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

National University of Sciences & Technology | Islamabad, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" To envision a change in the community and to put an end to social injustice, I always utilized my voice and resources available. Through this fellowship program, I believe to equip myself with the attributes and resources benefiting the community for good in order to make my effect more tangible. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Infradiyat

Project Infradiyat was aimed at raising awareness about the rights of Intersex people and providing them with equal access to opportunities including health education, employment, justice, and other services. The project focused on providing healthcare facilities to the intersex community by launching Pakistan's first-ever mental health helpline for the intersex community to provide them with free-of-cost mental health services. Moreover, to provide employment opportunities to the intersex community, fundraisers were planned and successfully executed and the funds raised through them were used to establish a restaurant run by the intersex community thus providing employment opportunities to 10 intersex people. In order to raise awareness about the rights of the intersex community, every opportunity of public interaction was utilized to make people aware of them, a seminar is also planned for the 26th of November to talk about gender equality. For the seminar, reputable guest speaker Nayyab Ali, social activist, and Franco german award holder is invited. objectives of the seminar include awareness and inclusivity of the intersex community, the role of education in removing gender inequality, and knowledge of the policy approved by the National University of Sciences and Technology in this regard.

About the Millennium Fellow

Fizza Munawar, final year student of Applied Biosciences at the National University of Sciences and Technology. Born in southern Punjab, quite a backward area, and later moved to the Federal capital for her higher studies. Moving from a backward area to a developed city was a challenge for her. She has to acclimate herself to the pace of the capital. She challenged herself at every step to be a better version of herself and always focused on self-improvement as well as the well-being of the community she is living in. She worked tirelessly for the community participated in several community service projects and events such as food drives, donations and contributed to raising awareness about social issues. Fizza strives for change and wants to end social injustice through her advocacies.