International Development Law Organization



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: Let's Change Attitudes and Extend Our Love

The National Center Against Violence (NCAV - Uvurkhangai Branch) aims to effect change by educating high-risk groups and the public on domestic violence (DV) and gender-based violence-related issues and relevant legal provisions. To raise awareness and increase knowledge on human rights and DV, the Implementing Partner will train paralegals on the Law Combatting Domestic Violence (2017), provide support in organizing advocacy activities for people at risk of DV and conduct awareness-raising and advocacy at the DV consultation center through local media.

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, supports the partnership between partner organizations, delivers capacity-building trainings for paralegals on human rights and gender equality and supports their advocacy activities for local girls and women.

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

The sub-project aims to increase knowledge among the elderly on how to exercise their legitimate rights to prevent domestic violence (DV) and to restore their rights in the event of becoming a victim of any form of violence. MAEP is delivering training sessions to social workers on strengthening the provision legal aid to the elderly in cases of DV, developing a database of consultants for the provision of legal services, and raising awareness on the available legal and social services among local communities in Ulaanbaatar city and Dakhan province.

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 enhance the accessibility of legal assistance for women with disabilities subjected to or at risk of domestic violence. The sub-project is training police officers on social models of disability and human rights and improving the capacity of paralegals to provide legal aid to women with disabilities and deliver counseling and mediation services to disabled women victims of domestic and gender-based violence.

MONGOLIA: School-based Violence Prevention

The Gender Equality Center (GEC) seeks to prevent and protect children and women from becoming victims of gender-based violence. The sub-project works 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 delivers trainings on domestic violence and gender-based violence prevention to teachers, students and parents, while providing counselling services at school.


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.
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