|Reporting Organization:||International Development Law Organization (IDLO)|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 2,995,846|
|Timeframe:||January 1, 2019 - September 30, 2022|
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
|Mongolia - $ 2,995,846.00 (100.00%)|
|Sexual & Gender-based Violence (100 %)|
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.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Older adults, women Older adults, men|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
|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|
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.