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 ABUBAKAR NUREEDDEEN EL-YAKUB, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Maiduguri | Maiduguri, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" I found myself in a community where people are left vulnerable due to the recurrent insurgency and strive hard to bring an end to the global manace Sexual and Gender Based Violence. While meeting with like minds and youth desirous of positive change during the fellowship, the society will be a better place to live "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Campaign Against Sexual And Gender Based Violence

The SGBV Campaign project address the gaps and challenges the Borno community faced and it serve as a catalyst for
mitigation and prevention of GBV related risk by scaling up and strengthening access to
quality service, increase the resilience of survivors, strengthening community based GBV

prevention, and working towards systematic changes to address the root causes of GBV and
ensure a survivor-centered approach. The awareness campaign in secondary schools and host community increase the level of awareness among the
general public of the different forms of violence women are subjected to and why it is
gender-based violence. During the campaign we ensure that domestic violence in all its
manifestations is more commonly understood by all members of society. This means that
measures must be taken to make it known that forms of violence against women exist, such
as domestic violence (psychological, physical and sexual violence), stalking, sexual violence(including rape), forced marriage, female genital mutilation, forced sterilization,
forced abortion and sexual harassment, and at the end we suggest what individuals can do to prevent it
from happening or to assist women and girls at risk. It also means that any taboos around domestic violence have to be lifted, that it is not a
private matter and that domestic violence affects families across all social strata.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abubakar is born to Mr. and Mrs. Nureeddeen El-Yakub. He is a 500 Level Law student of University of Maiduguri desirous of a greater tomorrow. He is an intelligent and upright ambassador of progress and motivator. El-Yakub have passion in humanitarian work and that drive him to name a foundation after his grandfather El-Yakub Foundation for the Vulnerable. In recent times the foundation had implemented projects around IDP Camps and other host Communities in Borno State. El-Yakub is an advocate who Distinguished himself in the field of Gender Equality. He is not married