Social Inclusion & Protection
Recognising the need for of a strenghtened and more inclusive access to Mongolia's social protection systems and that domestic and sexual violence is a human rights issue of national concern, PIN Mongolia strives to:
- advocate for an horizontal and vertical expansion of safety nets for at-risk and excluded communities,
- promote gender-sensitive teaching and learning methods in schools,
- advocate for positive social norms by working with local community leaders, grass-root organizations and leading CSOs, and local duty-bearers,
- support vulnerable communities through community-based protection and women empowerment.
Mobile Healthcare Service
A total of six four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with modern diagnostic tools were presented to the regional hospitals in 2011 in Archangaj and Uvurchangaj aimags, in 2012 in Bayankhongor and Zavchan aimags and in 2013 in Huvsgul and Umnogobi aimags. These mobile clinics in regular cycles do the rounds of all of the aimags, supporting the inadequately staffed and equipped rural hospitals and, when necessary, they visit the remotest of places too. Their main objective is the diagnosis and prevention. They carry equipment and materials for providing help in the acute cases.
Medical experts trained 125 employees of regional hospitals to man the off-road mobile clinics. In cooperation with hospitals they also put together itineraries, a monitoring plan and an equipment use manual. Between 2011 and 2013, the mobile clinics provided healthcare to more than 31,000 persons living in remote rural areas.
Ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys
To address the pervasiveness of violence against women and children, People In Need, National Center Against Violence, Monfemnet, and Healthy Men Health Family NGO, are running the White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign´s aim is to call up all men to rise up and put an end to violence in all its forms. The Speaker of Mongolian Parliament H.E. Zandanshatar confirmed, that the Parliament plans to make major policy changes in order to raise national and community-based awareness on the issue, raise awareness and increase men´s and boy´s engagement in “ending gender-based violence" - encourage them to speak out and unite to end violence.
One World in Schools – Human rights promotion through documentary films
The students of the schools involved in the programme attend the screening of selected documentary films and participate in subsequent activities which generally take the form of discussions. The schools are provided with a DVD, manuals, and worksheets. The teachers have the opportunity to participate in training and workshops where they can acquire methodology for human rights tuition and increase their factual knowledge. 20 schools from Bulgan, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, and Selenge aimags participated in the program in 2012, with the participation of 1,500 students and 50 educators.
In 2013, 52 educators received training in the methodology of using documentary films and facilitating methods. A special education package with documentary films and additional didactic materials was created for teachers and subsequently distributed to all 52 teachers from 23 schools in Darkhan-Uul, Selenge, Orkhon a Bulgan aimags. Screenings of documentary films concerning with human rights was in 2013 attended by approximately 8,000 students. The first screenings in the newly established school film clubs were attended by approximately 520 students.
In 2014, the One World at Schools programme in Mongolia extended to Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai, Tuv, Gobi-Sumber and Ulaanbaatar aimags. During the school year, the teachers and the students between 14 to 19 from 20 different secondary and trade schools will newly participate in the activities.
On the basis of the wealth of experience with the One World organization at Czech, Lebanese, Armenian, Georgian and other foreign schools People in Need expect that introducing human rights topics into the school curriculum will in the long-term view lead to greater participation of young people in the functioning of civil society.