International Development Law Organization

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: Child-Friendly Environment

This sub-project aims to create a child-friendly school environment by working with schoolteachers and workers to enhance their capacity to deliver quality services to children. In order to increase knowledge and understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence (DV) amongst teachers, workers and children, Setgeliin Goyol NGO will deliver a series of training sessions on GBV/DV prevention and awareness in schools in the Zavkhan province. They will establish peer clubs where trained teachers and children can provide counselling to their peers.

MONGOLIA: Let's Change Attitudes and Extend Our Love

The sub-project aims 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 - Uvurkhangai Branch) is training paralegals on the Law Combatting Domestic Violence (2017) and providing support in the organization of awareness-raising and advocacy activities for people at risk of DV through local media campaigns.

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. The United Force Against Violence (UFAV) conducted a multi-stakeholder consultation on how to strengthen violence prevention, victim protection and accessibility of legal services and is delivering 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.

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

The sub-project aimed 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 delivered a series of training sessions to social workers on strengthening the provision of 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: Against Domestic Violence

This sub-project sought to strengthen multidisciplinary team activities in providing victims of domestic violence with basic legal counseling and intermediary services.  The Implementing Partner delivered a series of training sessions on domestic violence prevention and available referral services, organized focus group discussions and awareness-raising activities for community members of the Jargalant soum, Khovd aimag, to increase their knowledge

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

The sub-project seeks to enhance the quality and accessibility to legal assistance by disabled female survivors of domestic violence (DV), and those who are or at risk of experiencing DV. The Mongolian National Association for Wheelchair Users (MNAWU) is delivering a training session on social models of disability and human rights to police officers; supporting disabled paralegals in developing a training and service plan; and facilitating consultation and mediation services for sub-project beneficiaries at the One-Stop Centers in the cities of Ulaanbaatar and Darkhan.

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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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