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 SHARNELLE DELSHA PAULSE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow as I believe it will keep me motivated in achieving my goals. More importantly, it will enhance my skills and social impact which will make my vision of alleviating GBV-related issues more attainable. I am also excited to engage with other fellows who are committed to social justice and be exposed to new and creative methods of achieving social justice. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Hands On Hands Off

The project 'hands on, hands off', is focused on creating a space for young men to be educated, equipped and encouraged to actively engage in activities which combat Gender-Based Violence related issues. The project attempts to promote physical and mental well-being of young men, redefine masculinity and equip men with the skills and attributes necessary in ensuring women, children, queer persons and the larger community are protected from GBV-related crimes. The name 'hands on, hands off' is associated with a hands on approach adopted by young men in ensuring hands are kept off those who are vulnerable to GBV.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sharnelle Paulse is a final year law student at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She has always been inclined to participate in volunteer work which has led to her pursuing her LLB. Her studies has not only provided her with the means to further her engagement in volunteering activities but has kept her driven and humble. This is evident through her commitment in UWC Street Law Society where she joined as a volunteer working with abused women in 2019 and became a Community Outreach Committee Leader during 2020. She is currently a member of the UWC Chapter of the United Nations Association of South Africa where she works alongside her chapter members to achieve SDGs. Sharnelle aspires to give of her best to contribute meaningful growth to herself and society at large.