Landlocked and traditionally isolated, Mongolia possesses a great wealth of under-exploited natural resources, including gold, silver and copper, as well as 10% of the world's known coal reserves. Although the country is peaceful and politically stable, corruption, insufficient transparency in government affairs, and an ambiguous foreign investment legal framework have undermined its capacity to fully capitalize on its economic potential.
The continued challenges Mongolia faces in implementing its anti-corruption reforms demonstrate a clear need for improvement in the immediate detection of corruption cases and stronger international cooperation and mutual legal assistance in corruption-related criminal matters.
This sub-project aimed to prevent domestic violence (DV) in Mongolia by raising awareness on the characteristics of DV, psychosocial features of a victim/survivor, and related legal knowledge among women in Tuv province. Beautiful Hearts, in cooperation with Authority of Family, Child, and Youth Development, strengthened cooperation between paralegal organizations in the province; delivered capacity development sessions for paralegals on human rights and gender equality and supported their advocacy activities targeting local girls and women.
Funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia, the “Child Protection Enhancement Project” (CPEP) builds on the results of its first phase of COVID-19 response programming addressing child access to justice in Mongolia. CPEP works to enhance the child protection system and support Mongolian children by building the technical and professional skills of Legal Committees for Child Rights (LCCRs) through mentorship and advanced training.
This sub-project aimed to create a child-friendly school environment by enhancing the capacity of schoolteachers and workers to deliver quality services to children. In order to increase knowledge and understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence (DV) among teachers, workers and children, Setgeliin Goyol delivered a series of training sessions on GBV/DV prevention and awareness in schools in the Zavkhan province.
This sub-project aimed to enhance the capacity of high-risk groups and the general public on domestic violence (DV), gender-based violence-related issues and relevant legal provisions. in order to raise awareness and increase knowledge on human rights and DV, the National Center Against Violence (NCAV) delivered a series of training sessions to paralegals on the Law on Combatting Domestic Violence of 2016 and provided support in organizing awareness-raising and advocacy activities for people at risk of DV through local media campaigns.
This sub-project contributed to the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) through increased participation of the local community, especially men, and enhanced quality and access to legal services for the community and at-risk groups.
This sub-project aimed to increase knowledge of legal services and awareness of domestic violence (DV) among local communities and children in Mongolia. The Christina Noble Children Foundation organized home visits and delivered a series of training sessions to target beneficiaries to provide guidance and information on DV prevention and on the Law Combating DV. In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the implementing partner also conducted an awareness-raising campaign on the prevention of DV and violence against children named “Giving Children Back Their Childhood”.
Strengthening the domestic violence response in Mongolia IDLO is implementing a project in Mongolia that aims to strengthen the response to domestic violence and increase access to justice for survivors.
Domestic violence in Mongolia is increasingly recognized as a significant problem. Law enforcement officials report that in 2016 domestic violence cases increased by 25 per cent in the first seven months of the year compared to the previous year. In response, the Government of Mongolia has begun to take legislative and policy steps to improve its response to the issue. While important steps continue to be taken, significant challenges remain.
In recent years, following a growth spur which made it the fastest growing economy in the world, Mongolia has experienced rapid economic and social downturn. Although the years of growth yielded wealth and investment, the country was unable to prepare for a recession due to corruption, inflation, distortion of the local economy and environmental degradation. One of the key obstacles to sustainable growth and development is the weak and poorly prepared judiciary.
Mongolia’s rapid economic and social growth over the last few years is threatened by low-quality and unenforced court decisions. Despite a series of judicial reforms launched by the Government, Mongolia still lacks the legislative framework necessary to enforce court decisions or a strategy to address a growing caseload. Moreover, bailiffs’ inadequate legal knowledge and skills weaken the credibility and efficiency of the judiciary system and impede its proper functioning.
Despite having reached satisfactory standards of democracy and improved the respect for human rights, Mongolia faces some serious issues in addressing high levels of domestic violence against women. Mechanisms and services for protection of and support to victims of domestic violence are still very limited. A lack of training, procedural guidelines and inter-agency coordination between justice sector actors often creates obstacles for victims and hinders an efficient response to domestic abuse.