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 LYNETTE TEO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Sciences Po | Le Havre, France | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" No one should have to walk home alone at night fearing being catcalled or harassed. This is the reality for many girls around the world that my project hopes to change. The Millennium Fellowship provides me with an opportunity to collaborate with my peers to work on an issue that I am passionate about, and be inspired by their motivations and ideas. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Walk Connected, Feel Protected

No one should walk home at night fearing being catcalled or harassed. For many women on our campus however, this fear has become a reality. Such preying behaviour is tragically antithetical to the potential promised by our education. As individual efforts to protect oneself can only go so far, a common platform connecting students across the campus can go a long way in ensuring everyone’s safety. Our project achieves the latter through two avenues: (1) Consciousness-raising campaigns and (2) Equipping women with means to protect themselves. To shed light on gender harassment amongst the larger campus community, we created digital content featuring students within our campus. Beyond their epistemic value, the campaign leveraged on the creative spirit of our peers. Additionally, beyond the digital sphere, we collaborated with various organisations (i.e. the MMA club) to host on-campus events targeted at empowering women with a feeling of immediate security. Through this two-pronged approach, we earnestly hope that getting home safe becomes a norm rather than a privilege for all.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lynette Teo is a motivated and dynamic student who grew up in sunny Singapore, known as the Little Red Dot in Southeast Asia. She is currently pursuing a dual degree between Sciences Po Paris and National University of Singapore, where she hopes that her study of economics and the social sciences can inform advocacy for reducing inequality. During her spare time, she loves to travel and explore new places.