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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.



National University of Study and Research in Law | Ranchi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6


" I am concerned about expanding the idea of Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among females the topic of SRHR is still considered taboo to discuss in Indian society. As we all know the Millennium Fellowship is connected to the United Nations' sustainable development goals and can provide me with the platform which will help me to achieve my goal. I believe that by becoming the Millennium Fellow I can reach out to a larger audience and gain new experiences the Millennium Fellowship will help me to gain new opportunities which will help me to build the 'tomorrow' I want. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Samman: Our Body Our Right

The project I will primarily be working on is SRHR (Sexual and reproductive health and rights) of the tribal women living in the state of Jharkhand. SRHR focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) which are fundamental human rights but in some tribal areas where male dominance still prevails sexual rights of women are still considered taboo in many parts of the Jharkhand majorly in tribal villages of Jharkhand. Because of this, the women of tribal areas are unaware of the proper medical care they should have received. My plan is to spread awareness among the parents or guardians of the girls first. It is a well-known fact that a mother can understand the daughter better hence, thereby awareness of SRHR begins by spreading awareness from the mother the family I strongly believe that it is necessary to be aware of the mother before daughter it makes the process much easier and understandable when a mother is being aware of SRHR automatically the risk of her daughter of getting affected. SRHR is a right every individual should get to know it should not be confined within just awareness the next step of my project would be conducting a field-oriented survey in which I will go to a nearby tribal village and conduct a random survey of the tribal women from which a statistical data can be analysed to determine the lagging and requirement of the tribal women in the field of SRHR after the successful conduction of survey and collection of data from the village I will conduct a separate survey to a nearby secondary school where the government has already availed various schemes and programs. By surveying the school I can derive a comparative study between the literate tribal schoolgirls and illiterate tribal women from which I will get to know the research gap between the two. This gap will help to prepare research statistic data at the end of the project which will provide precise data which will indicate the difference between literate tribal women who are aware of their sexual rights and illiterate tribal women who are unaware of their sexual rights. After Tue formulation of comparative statistical data, I will prepare suggestions for the government of Jharkhand and the ministry of the government of India highlighting the needs and lagging for which awareness of the topic of SRHR is required.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abhisth Kanashya is a bright, young, globally competitive, budding researcher and law student at the National University of Study and Research in Law. He was born in India, resides in Chhota Udaipur, Gujarat, and is currently studying in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Abhisth has always been passionate about providing social justice, and women's rights in his tribal community. This drive and ardour translated itself from Abhisth's experiences in the community with his continuous dedication to social action. Abhisth aspires to be in a professional field where he can cultivate these advocacies further, and provide his contribution to the development of his community, especially females who are deprived of their rights in tribal communities and the United Nations, Sustainable Goals.

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