1995:The National Center Against Violence(NCAV) was established and set the firstshelter with 4 beds.t the moment, there is no shelter house fromgovernment;CAV conducts nationwide operation throughits branches located in 16 provinces of thecountry and 5 shelters.
NCAV operates 6 programsemporary shelter house programhild protection programocal community development programesource center programegal reform program
NCAV Main Activitiesemporary sheltering serviceegal counseling and assistancehild protection serviceocial work serviceotline counseling
III. THE ADVOCACY EFFORT FOR CHANGING LEGISLATION
End of 1990 and social stereotype about domestic violencet was hard to began to work which thecommunist regime propaganda “Men andwomen are equal in all senses’’ has been stillexisting in society since socialist regime.here was a strong criticism that a group ofpeople was ‘importing’ this ‘foreign’ issue.
End of 1990 and social stereotype on domestic violence in societys domestic violence was hidden and not addressed, therewere no state policies and legal regulation regardingdomestic violence in place and no social service for victimsin place.here was no legal system, mechanism protecting victimand witness and no social service system for them.
ur advocacy’s first step was acceptance of alllevel of society that domestic violence isprevalent in Mongolian society, demanding aparticular solution and intervention.hen, we looked the entry point from thegovernment existing policies.e aimed to expand our advocacy step by stepfrom a single word, sentence, or provision andchapter to an independent legislation basedon existing state policies, and laws.
iloting a sample and good practice at our service.hen, introducing practice at the mechanism of thestate serviceinally policy and legal reform by reflecting the practicein formal legislations.hese steps were slow and painful process, mostimportantly, we ensured that our advocacy steps wereconsistent, determined, continues and progressivethanks to multifaceted strategies and partnership
Some advocacy action and eventshe survivors conferenceost card campaign6 days activism against gender based violencease based lobbyedia campaign-documentary
dvocacy must be ongoing and sustainableobbying to allocate shelter cost at statebudgetommunity based survivors support group ismore helpful empower victims of VAW
GOs should ensure safety of their own staffmembers in addition to the safety of clients andeven should advocate towards such a protectionccording to NCAV emergency experience, wedeveloped a safety code for shelter staffs;helter staff always needs capacity building, andskill building support;