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 STEVEN A EGILI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" Our Campus Initiative Project is a Ford Foundation funded project launched in 2018 and implemented in 4 tertiary institutions in Nigeria aimed at instituting a model policy template and guideline on sexual harassment prohibition in campuses, leveraging technology (campus pal app) for safe reporting, data generation and training students (Campus Ambassadors) to be proactive and reactive bystanders on all forms of Gender Based Violence in their institutions. With a simple vision of A just society devoid of all forms of gender-based violence, capable of undermining the existence of mankind in all forms and degree. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Gender Based Violence Intervention on campus

Our Campus Initiative Project is an ongoing programme, a Ford Foundation funded project launched in 2018 and aimed at instituting a model policy template and guideline on sexual harassment prohibition in campuses, leveraging technology (campus pal app) for safe reporting, data generation and training students to be proactive and reactive bystanders on all forms of Gender Based Violence in their institutions. With a simple vision of A just society devoid of all forms of gender-based violence, capable of undermining the existence of mankind in all forms and degree. This aligned well with SDG 5with talk about Gender equality and Target 5.2 which hope to eliminate any form of violence against women and girls in any public sphere.
Sexual harassment is a problem that occurs in schools throughout the nation, whether they be urban or rural, rich or poor, public or private, tertiary, secondary or elementary. Eliminating all forms of violence at work and in education is not only the right thing to do from a human and labor rights perspective, but it also is the smart thing to do for employers and educational institutions in terms of workplace efficiency and productivity.
The objectives:
1. The project aligns with the Sexual Harassment Prohibition Bill in Tertiary institutions, focused on strengthening institutional response to reports of sexual harassment on campus. then training students to be proactive and reactive bystanders on all forms of GBV in the institution.
2. To provide support and proper referral to victims of gender-based violence.
3. To educate 100-200 Students on their human and sexual reproductive health and rights
4.To break the silence on gender-based violence, agitate for increased and improved institutional response to GBV.
We shall organise virtual session and campaigns through the use of posters on various social media platforms promoting gender equality, rights of the girl child and tackling the issue of gender-based violence.and engagements on experiences and solutions to sexual harassment in tertiary institutions.
This is a long term project and gradually more universities will get to sign up. Currently university of Benin has referred our letter of partnership to the PPP department responsible for private public partnership in the university we await the outcome and hope for positive response.

About the Millennium Fellow

Steven Egili is a young vibrant, industrious, talented individua. He's a final year pharmacy student of the university of Benin, whose passion and zeal For advocacy and social justice and gender equality with equal right for all. This drives translates in him joining forces with an advocacy group gender mobile initiative, to stamp out injustice metres to individuals in our campus community especially issues patterning to gender based violence. Through the university days Steven has help various positions and in his capacity has affected the Life of community by organising medical outreaches and seminars to enlighten students on health needs and Health promotion. Steven plans to take this further after now furthering his career as a pharmacist with public health agenders to help Contribute in fulfilling United Nations sustainable development goals.