Report on Domestic Violence in Mongolia


The Advocates for Human Rights, in partnership with the National Center against Violence (NCAV) published a report monitoring the implementation of domestic violence laws in Mongolia. The report analyzes the real-life results that followed the Mongolian government’s enactment of the Law to Combat Domestic Violence (LCDV) in 2004. The Advocates and NCAV traveled to seven cities in Mongolia and conducting 137 interviews with systems actors. This report presents the findings of extensive research and makes recommendations to strengthen the government’s domestic violence laws to better protect victims and hold offenders accountable. Specifically, the report points to challenges obtaining restraining orders; the consequences of domestic violence not being directly addressed by penal legislation; the barriers the country’s Family Law poses to obtaining a divorce; and the results of the lack of shelters and essential social services and support.