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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Bahria University | Islamabad, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3


" As my forefather once said and I quote, "If you want to know how civilized a culture is, look at how they treat its women." (Bacha Khan Baba)

With each growing day I witness the harsh realities of my life. With each witnessed reality I see different faces of a single man. With every new face of a man I notice the danger our brave women are faced with. I can see how successfully we, as a society, are becoming threats to our women.

Rather than restricting women to homes in the name of social insecurity, I strongly believe in chaining the uncontrolled animal 'A man'. Rather than seeing a wife dependent on her husband's pocket I would bash a firecracker only if I could see her economically independent. Right to life is an inalienable right of every human being and women are no exceptions. To enjoy this right to life, social and economic stability of every woman are necessary and in this fight to guarantee women what already belongs to them and which cannot be taken away I need a team and a platform where every voice counts and MCN, I believe, can crucially support me in halting the persuasive social problems like social injustice, illiteracy and marginalization. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SHEZAAL'

We initiated this “Shezaal Project” to create social/public awareness regarding women's issues in Baluchistan with an emphasis on the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goal regarding gender equality and women's empowerment. In this context, we organized different discussion circles and panel discussion at our university as well as different places, where we specifically touching on the topic of the status of women's empowerment in Baluchistan. We also held discussions with accomplished female professionals belonging to backward areas of Baluchistan. Under these discussions, the female participants/speakers discussed their success stories, accomplishments and, particularly, the challenges such as financial dependency, lack of educational and employment opportunities, hygiene and medical issues, social constraints, etc., they faced as well as an ordinary woman in Baluchistan.

Finally, we sent those recording to be played in the educational institutes in the rural areas of Balochistan to inspire and motivate the students there.

The main objectives of this project were to highlight the issues experienced by ordinary women in the backward areas of Baluchistan; present the women's perspective and pave the way forward to bringing broader and structural perception changes; raise awareness among the university students as well as the public by presenting the panel discussions in the rural locales and educational institutes of Baluchistan; motivate the female youth students of backward areas to avail life-changing and career-uplifting opportunities.

In the end, we are looking forward to advancing the project further through collaborations with NGOs in order to increase the project's impact and communicate our message across different segments of society.

About the Millennium Fellow

Roeedad Khan belongs to an underdeveloped region of Baluchistan, Pakistan, which went through a passionate phase of poverty and deprivation for its core rights in terms of education, health, and the other necessities of everyday life. Being persistent in his studies and having a conceived goal of enlightenment in his mind, his long-ending appetites encouraged him to enroll in a law degree at Bahria University, Islamabad.

Working as an active member of civil society, Roeedad was shaken to the core when he realized how his society ill-treated its women. It was at this moment when he vowed to unveil the challenges his society's serving hands were faced with. Keeping in sight the UN SDGs, Roeedad calls upon national and international organizations to help his society nurture.

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