International Development Law Organization

Mongolia

English

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: Equal Opportunity for Every Family

This sub-project aims 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. The United Force Against Violence (UFAV) will conduct a multi-stakeholder consultation on how to strengthen violence prevention, victim protection and accessibility of legal services. Recommendations will then be delivered to relevant government actors and non-governmental organizations.

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

This sub-project aims 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, will support the partnership between partner organizations, deliver capacity-building trainings for paralegals on human rights and gender equality and support their advocacy activities for local girls and women.

MONGOLIA: Promoting the Law on Combating Domestic Violence (2016): Increasing Awareness and Knowledge

The Mongolian Association of Elderly People (MAEP) aims to increase knowledge among the elderly of their rights and on domestic violence prevention. The sub-project will organize and deliver trainings to social workers on providing legal aid to the elderly in cases of domestic violence. The implementing partner will also create a database of consultants for the provision of legal services and raise awareness on the available legal and social services among the local community as a whole.

MONGOLIA: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence

This sub-project aims to increase access to legal assistance and referral services for gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence (DV) victims. LEOS Dornod, in cooperation with the local government and other civil society organizations, will provide information and raise awareness on the available referral services for DV victims. The implementing partner will also develop an awareness-raising campaign and organize advocacy activities on GBV and DV prevention and counselling services for the local community and people at-risk of GBV and DV.

MONGOLIA: Let's Know Your Rights and Let's Recognize Your Rights, Project for Women with Disability

The Mongolian National Association for Wheelchair Users (MNAWU) aims to have an impact on the accessibility of legal assistance for women with disabilities subjected to or at risk of domestic violence. The project will educate police officers on social models of disability and human rights, and improve the capacity of paralegals to provide legal aid to women with disabilities. The sub-project will deliver trainings to enhance the quality of legal services provided.

MONGOLIA: PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS

The Gender Equality Center (GEC) seeks to prevent and protect children and women from becoming victims of gender-based violence. The sub-project will work to empower schoolteachers and social workers to talk to children and parents about domestic violence in Zamiin-Uud, Dornogovi province. To achieve its objectives, GEC will deliver trainings on domestic violence and gender-based violence prevention to teachers, students and parents, while providing counselling services at school.

MONGOLIA: PROMOTING THE LAW ON COMBATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (2016): INCREASING AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE

This sub-project seeks to contribute to challenging gender stereotypes and reduce the risk of domestic violence in the majority Kazakh province of Bayan-Ulgii in Mongolia. Myanganii Devshil NGO will organize psychological and legal counselling for victims of domestic violence and increase legal knowledge of social workers through trainings across the province.

Children’s Access to Justice in Mongolia

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.

Pages

Key Initiatives

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
Subscribe to RSS - Mongolia