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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 deeply committed to advancing the concept of sexual and reproductive health and rights, which are widely considered taboo in Indian society. I believe that being selected as a Millennium Fellow is a significant step toward achieving my goal. The platform will give me much-needed exposure and a global stage to perform and can sow the seeds of the future change I desire "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Samman: Our Body Our Right

Our project basically focuses on sexual and reproductive health rights of women of tribal region of Jharkhand. India is a country where more than fifty percent of the world’s population reside. Jharkhand which is one of the backward states in eastern India occupies a distinct place in the tribal map of the country having one of the largest numbers of tribal communities. Since these tribal groups are deprived of the basic facilities that they should get in order to sustain a good healthy life. The main problem that the tribal people face are poverty and exploitation, economically and technologically backwardness, socio cultural handicaps, illiteracy and many more. The focus of the project would be basically on the unawareness about sexual and reproductive health right among tribal women of Jharkhand. Since the tribal people are not able to maintain the sexual and reproductive health right so our project would deal with awareness among the masses. Social vulnerabilities remain as a result of gender stereotypes, early stoppage, early marriage and teenage pregnancy. The tribal people are not able to achieve the standard of sexual and reproductive health. They are not able to decide freely about the number, spacing and timing of their children. They are not physically, mentally and socially balanced and lacks access to medical, mental and social facilities. There are cases of sexually transmitted diseases because of improper hygiene. Yeast infection, pelvic infections caused by bacteria naturally live in the vagina. There is no proper consultant or care taker to talk about these matters in these tribal areas even the women are not comfortable in sharing their problems related to their own body. There is no proper sex education imparted which is worry some. They are not aware about the contraceptive uses and hence they lack proper family planning and since they are already poor it makes the family more deprived and malnourished. The life of tribal women is so pathetic and poignant that I seriously want to work and come out with results for this cause.
For this the project is going to work on three parameters:
1) Extensive field research- by visiting the local areas of tribal people
2) Awareness campaigns- by poster making, use of social media, conducting seminars.
3) Compilation of study report and sending it to government authorities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Shubhangi Sharma is a penultimate year law student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. Being born and brought up in the tribal state of Jharkhand, she has been passionate about working for a social cause and bring changes in the tribal state of Jharkhand. She is very much focused about the sexual and reproductive health rights of women of tribal regions of Jharkhand. She would indulge herself to create awareness among the masses. The life of tribal women is so pathetic and poignant that she seriously want to work and come out with results for this cause. She is good at working in the survey and statistics department along with research work for the social causes. Finding out the numbers will help her to know how much can she address the masses and doing extensive research work will help her to know the problems in depth and how to resolve it. It would also help her to create awareness along with it she would be able to compare the state of Jharkhand with other states who had this problem but now is living a healthy and happy life. In short, the comparison, extensive research work, finding out the statics are the strenghts of her. She took law as a carrer so that these above mentioned tools can be used for the betterment of the society.

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