Historical trajectory

  • A temporary shelter was opened for the first time in MU.
  • Advocated for the inclusion of provisions related to domestic violence and property rights of spouses into The Law on Family of Mongolia.
    For the first time, the government began to finance 20% of the total annual costs of women's shelters in the capital
  • The first conference of survivors of domestic violence was organized.
  • The Law on Combating Domestic Violence was approved in May 2004. Our role was pivotal in leading the advocacy for the adoption of the law at the national level.
    For the first time, "Govi Region Information Service Center" was established in Dundgovi province and started providing services.
  • The "Joint Team" model, consisting of experts working at the primary units of state administration, was initiated and disseminated at the national level.
    According to the Social Welfare Act, victims of violence have the right to receive social welfare services.
  • The Domestic Violence Act is explained. The interpretation of the Supreme Court was approved.
    The Education Law of Mongolia includes provisions prohibiting physical assault, emotional harassment, and disclosure of personal secrets of students in the educational environment.
  • As a result of the impact of the case on the suicide of a 10-year-old boy, the National Program for Combating and Preventing Domestic Violence was approved on September 12, 2007.
    According to the order of the capital governor No. 144 dated 04-09-2007, the district governors were instructed to establish a joint team in each committee of the capital and to include the expenses in the district budget.
  • In the main direction of the economic and social development of Mongolia, there is a clause on the organization of the phased implementation of the government's action program on combating domestic violence.
    The Law on Social Welfare has been amended and approved as a type of "Conditional Cash Allowance for Social Welfare" to provide benefits to citizens who take in and care for children who have suffered mental and physical harm due to violence.
  • The Dundgov branch was the first to contract community-based services under the Welfare Act. This initiative, which started at the local level, is being implemented as a good practice at the national level.
    It was approved by the Department of Standardization and Metrology, working in a working group to develop common standards for victim shelter services.
    The model of a police officer's request to the court and the methodology for assessing the situation, along with the relevant instructions, were approved by joint order No. 128/188 of the Minister of Justice, Internal Affairs, and the Minister of Social Security and Labor.
  • Credit hour training on human trafficking for attorneys has been officially approved by the National Institute of Law.
    The procedure for combating domestic violence was approved by the order No. 350 of the head of the general police department dated 06-30-2010.
    The amount of variable costs per person of temporary care services was approved for the first time by the order of the head of the Department of Labor and Welfare.
  • As a result of the advocacy work, the content of combating domestic violence was included in the refresher training programs and plans of police officers.
    With the permission of the Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs No. 102 of 2011, our center was invited to a working group to develop a revision of the law on combating domestic violence.
  • In 2008 Mongolia joined the Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, which is an addendum to the UN Convention. We worked with the Human Rights Development Center to publish the official translation of this protocol, and it was published in full in the Government Newspaper issue dated 05-04-2012, making it possible to use it in court practice
    The structure of the police organization includes the establishment of a specialized unit for combating domestic violence. The Metropolitan Police Department has a domestic violence officer.
    On 12-07-2012, for the first time on the stage of the State Philharmonic Hall we organized the shadow play within the "Let's Stop the Silence" advocacy program. Children and women who survived violence participated in the play.
  • At the meeting of the Government of Mongolia on January 26, the mid-term strategy for the implementation of the Law on Gender Equality was approved. A representative from our center worked in this working group.
  • For the first time, the government provided experts with the methodology to start the operation of the Temporary Shelter to protect the victims of domestic violence.
    As a result of the cooperation between the NCAV and human rights organizations, the President of Mongolia, Ts. Elbegdorj, signed a pledge before the International Women's Rights Day "On criminalizing domestic violence, holding perpetrators of violence accountable, and improving the related legal environment."
    A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between NCAV, the General Directorate of Tahar, and the Center for Gender Equality, a non-governmental organization.
    The members of the government discussed the draft revision of the law on combating domestic violence and supported its submission to the Parliament.
  • Organized actions demanding the reform of the Law on Combating Domestic Violence, and successfully organized an advocacy campaign to deliver 900 postcards from citizens to the Standing Committee on Petitions of the Parliament.

    By establishing a memorandum of cooperation with the General Department of Social Welfare, progress was made on client confidentiality issues and a Minister's order was obtained to resolve the issue without bringing it in front of the Livelihood Support Council meeting.

    The law on combating domestic violence was in the process of being discussed by the Parliament, but it was withdrawn due to changes in the structure of the Mongolian government. As a result of lobbying the President of Mongolia to submit the draft law to the Parliament in March, the draft law was successfully submitted.

    On December 3, 2015, the revision of the Criminal Code was approved by the Parliament. Our center worked as a member of the working group tasked with preparing the bill of the Standing Committee on Justice of the Parliament for discussion in the Parliament. This law criminalized domestic violence for the first time.

    On December 4, 2015, the Parliament discussed and approved the draft Law on Infringements. Our center worked as a member of the working group tasked with preparing the bill of the Standing Committee on Justice of the Parliament for discussion in the Parliament. The bill was able to include provisions related to the responsibilities of professionals under the Law on Combating Domestic Violence.

    Organized a total of 4 meetings with the group of women members of the Parliament, and discussed the draft Criminal Code, Law and Infringements, as well as the draft law on criminal investigation and the draft law on the execution of court decisions in the joint session of the Parliament. We presented and handed over the formulation of dissenting opinions to be included in the session.

    The Criminal Code and other relevant draft laws were approved by the regular session of the Parliament on December 3rd, 2015. For the first time, domestic violence was considered a crime, and the punishments and coercive measures imposed on perpetrators were legislated.

    On April 12, 2015, the bill on violations and other related laws was approved by the regular session of the Parliament. In the Law on Infringements, punishment for legal entities that have failed to fulfill their obligations to report domestic violence, entered temporary shelters in violation of regulations, changed the purpose of temporary shelters or used them for other purposes have been legislated.
  • The branch in Bayankhongor Province, in cooperation with the Governor's Office of the province, has started to build and test the first model of the One Stop Service Center, which is jointly managed by the local government and NGOs.
    After 12 years, the law on combating domestic violence was revised. We combined the efforts of organizations and individuals who worked for the approval of the law, and coordinated multifaceted advocacy work at the national level.
    Organized a series of capacity building training for One Stop Service Centers and Temporary Shelters operating throughout Mongolia, and started developing a partnership and cooperation network.
  • With the financial support of the embassies of Germany and Australia in Mongolia, the Training and Consulting Service Center has been put to operation.
    The revision of the Law on Combating Domestic Violence came into effect on February 1, 2017, and a comprehensive system of victim protection was formed.
    The lawyer and advocate of our center, N. Arvintaria, was awarded the "Golden Star" medal by the state in recognition of his contribution to the development and approval of the revision of the Law on Combating Domestic Violence.
    On 08-28-30, 2017, D. Enkhjargal, director of the National Shelter, and B. Oyunbileg, chairman of the board of directors, participated in the regional discussion on the transition of shelter management, changing the protection of women, and the conference of the Asian shelter network, held in Taiwan.
    Accredited foster care and counseling services.
  • A consultation meeting was held to discuss the results of monitoring the implementation of the legal duties of the police officers, who have assumed the main responsibility under the law on combating domestic violence, including 7 provinces, 3 districts of the capital, and 14 committees.
    A core training program has been developed to provide basic knowledge and skills to professionals who are responsible for combating domestic violence. We have contracted and cooperated with the Department of Labor and Welfare Services of 5 districts of the capital for "temporary accommodation and care services for victims of violence".
    We have contracted and cooperated with the Department of Labor and Welfare Services of 5 districts of the capital for "temporary accommodation and care services for victims of violence".
    A special program for the empowerment of deaf women, a marginalized group, was developed and tested in cooperation with the Mongolian Deaf Women's Independent Living Center NGO, and 15 deaf women were empowered through 8 support groups.
    With the financial support of the Embassy of Luxembourg in China, a new training program has been developed for doctors and medical staff who are responsible for combating domestic violence.
  • Joined the global trust phone network.

    D. Enkhjargal, the director of the center from 1997 to 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors, is a staunch fighter for women's rights and against domestic violence. The story of her work and struggle was published in the 2019 World Population Report (WPR).

    Digital information and promotional materials released by the organization in the last 3 years have been translated into sign language and delivered to deaf citizens.

    Mongolia participated in the UN Human Rights Council regular discussions on the state of human rights twice, and on May 5, 2015, during the General Assembly of the UN Human Rights Council, Mongolia made a commitment to implement 150 recommendations. 21 of these recommendations are related to combating, preventing, and protecting survivors of domestic violence. In the "Regular Report on the Status of Human Rights - 2019", the National Human Rights Council collected information about the implementation status of the above recommendations and the problems and prepared a report and submitted it to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    In order to provide basic knowledge, common understanding, and necessary skills on human rights, gender equality, and strategies to prevent and stop gender-based violence to professionals who are legally obligated to provide services that meet the rights and needs of survivors of gender-based violence, we developed and published "A Comprehensive System for Victim Protection and Interdisciplinary coordination" a core program manual for specialists.
  • In order to increase the availability of services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence during the pandemic, chatbodies and online counseling services have been introduced.
    Complete repairs were made to the temporary shelter of the National Health Center, and the service environment and conditions were made accessible to people with disabilities.
    Our voice: The Conference of Overcomers was successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar. Our survivors prepared for the conference themselves and gave interesting presentations as a result of the phased implementation of the support group and empowerment program.
    Successfully conducted a strategic defense to cancel the provision of 10,000 MNT for sexual crime examination from the list of paid medical services and made sexual crime examinations free of charge.
    Successfully conducted a strategic defense for compensation for damages caused by the wrongful actions of a public servant who did not properly fulfill his obligations under the law on combating domestic violence, and set a precedent by obtaining a compensation of more than 260 million MNT from the state for one victim.
    As a result of strategic advocacy carried out by the Mongolian National Association of People with Disabilities in cooperation with NGOs, more than 80,000 people with disabilities were exempted from personal income tax.
  • According to Resolution No. 107 of 2021 of the Government of Mongolia, the National Center Against Violence started working as part of the National Gender Committee.

    According to the Resolution No. 01 of 2021 of the Coordination Council for the Prevention of Crime, the National Crime Prevention Committee started working as part of the Sub-Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Crimes Against Children

    Monitoring of the activities of the joint team to combat domestic violence, the activities of the Temporary Shelter and the One-Stop Service Center in cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission was implemented, and we submitted the report to the Parliament with the 21st report of the National Human Rights Commission on the State of Human Rights and Freedoms.

    With the support of the German Embassy, a sewing workshop with 5 workplaces has been established and started operating at our center in order to strengthen the economic potential of the survivors.
  • Participated and worked as a member organization of the Human Rights Forum in the development and approval of the draft law on the legal status of human rights defenders.

    We became a part of the Civil Society Council, which has the function of supporting the activities of the National Human Rights Commission.

    The 82nd session of the UN CEDAW Committee took place between June 13 and July 1, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, and prepared a shadow report together with representatives of Mongolian NGOs.

    5 specialists were trained as national trainers for joint team capacity building.
  • 2 experts have been trained as trainers of the intermediate level training of the National Committee on Gender "Gender Analysis and Policy Planning".

    The center office has relocated and the new office building provides comfortable working conditions for the employees.

    The International CAREC Program (Central Asian Economic Cooperation Program) recognized the center’s contribution to strengthening gender equality and we were awarded the first CAREC Award for Advancing Gender Equality.

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