The National Programme on Gender Equality (2003-2015) was approved in 2002 by the cabinet. The Ministry of Social Welfare and Labor is to coordinate implementation of the NPGE, but all relevant line ministries are also to be responsible for achieving targets with corresponding indicators of progress that conform with the Millennium Development Goal time frame.
The goal of the NPGE is, through ensuring equal participation of men and women in development and creating a favorable enabling environment for equal ownership and access to resources, to improve the quality of life of men and women.
The NPGE has several objectives that deal with the issue of domestic violence:
- Objective 3 (p. 5) is to increase public awareness on gender equality and create enabling legal environment for combating domestic violence;
- Objective 5 (p. 7) is to develop and implement national policy and programs on gender equality and the family and improve the network for providing services for poor families.
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Source of Information
CCPR/C/MNG/CO/5, p. 2; CEDAW/C/MNG/7 p. 2; Website of the National Committee on Gender Equality