Strengthening the Gender-Based Violence Response in Mongolia

Reporting Organization:International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,995,846
Timeframe: January 1, 2019 - September 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Lucia Savchick
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Participating Organizations

  • Government and Public Sector

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mongolia - $ 2,995,846.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (100 %)

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Following the implementation of the amended Law on Combating Domestic Violence (2016) in Mongolia, IDLO works to empower survivors of domestic violence to access justice and advocate effectively for the improvement of legislation and related services. The project 1) identifies legislation gaps and obstacles encountered by survivors of domestic violence in navigating the justice system; 2) develops capacities of legal aid providers, including civil society organizations in expanding and enhancing the quality of their primary and qualified legal assistance provisions, consolidating referral capabilities and strengthening advocacy efforts; 3) increases legal awareness of domestic violence survivors about their rights, available protection mechanisms and remedies, along with ensuring a sensitive public outreach in cases of domestic violence.

Following the principle of “leaving no one behind” the project specifically targets survivors representing vulnerable groups who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination in accessing justice. The project will engage survivors’ voices throughout its activities, putting all necessary safeguards in place to ensure that policy recommendations, legal aid service provision, and legal awareness activities all take into account survivors’ experiences, interests, needs, concerns, and rights.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Civil society organizations trained
Domestic violence trials monitored for compliance
Judges, prosecutors and police trained
Referral mechanisms established
Workshops organized for women, girls and at-risk groups
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

In response to the needs and priorities in the fight against domestic violence in Mongolia and with a central focus on survivor empowerment toward the ultimate eradication of domestic violence, the project supports and advances the ongoing efforts of the Government of Mongolia and of Mongolian civil society with three major expected outcomes: (1) Improved response of the justice sector actors to domestic violence; (2) Strengthened domestic violence primary advice and legal assistance systems; and (3) Increased awareness of gender-based violence and of the rights and services available for survivors.

Achieved Results


SDG Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 5.2.2 Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence by persons other than an intimate partner in the previous 12 months, by age and place of occurrence
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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