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Mongolia

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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.

MONGOLIA: Prevent Domestic Violence to Strengthen Local Women through Providing Legal Knowledge

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.

Child Protection Enhancement Project

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.

MONGOLIA: Child-Friendly Environment

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.

MONGOLIA: Let's Change Attitudes and Extend Our Love

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.

MONGOLIA: Giving Children Back Their Childhood

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”.

MONGOLIA: Equal Opportunity for Every Family

This sub-project aimed to improve knowledge and access to information for women and children on gender-based violence (GBV) and their rights and improve the accessibility of legal services for GBV victims. United Force Against Violence (UFAV) conducted a multi-stakeholder consultation on how to strengthen violence prevention, victim protection and accessibility of legal services and delivered recommendations to relevant Government actors and non-governmental organizations.

MONGOLIA: Prevent Domestic Violence to Strengthen Local Women through Providing Legal Knowledge

This sub-project aimed to prevent domestic violence in Mongolia by raising awareness on the characteristics of domestic violence, psychosocial features of a victim/survivor, and related legal knowledge among local women. Beautiful Hearts, in cooperation with Authority of Family, Child, and Youth Development, strengthened cooperation between paralegal organizations in the Tuv province; delivered capacity development sessions for paralegals on human rights and gender equality and supported their advocacy activities targeting local girls and women.

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Key Initiatives

  • 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. 
  • As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Evaluation Brief (summarised evaluation report): “Strengthening Enforcement of Court Decisions in Mongolia - Phase I and II”. The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit.
  • The Government of Mongolia has taken a number of legislative and policy steps aimed at tackling domestic violence. While the new legal framework undeniably offers an improved, holistic and more victim-centered approach, its practical implementation and adherence to ensuring the needs of victims requires significant technical assistance, ongoing monitoring, and effective coordination among all the relevant actors.
  • Legal reform and institutional capacity building have been priorities for the Government of Mongolia since 2005, when a specific Government Agency for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection was established. However, the Government Agency for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection still has institutional weaknesses and has not always been able to effectively implement changes of the legal framework. ​
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it have had severe and long-lasting impacts on Mongolia. Though prevention and containment measures have successfully prevented a large-scale health crisis, extended lockdowns have negatively affected children’s access to education, psychological and physical wellbeing and reduced the capacity of the Mongolian justice system to respond to crimes against children.
  • 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.
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