The Combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project help Mongolia establish a national response mechanism to prevent and combat GBV, particularly Domestic Violence, through the creation of a reliable database, an institutionalized victim-protection mechanism, and better public awareness. Under the framework of this project, a new partnership with the Press Institute of Mongolia was established in 2016 to strengthen the capacity of journalists and media personnel to correctly and sensitively report on GBV, which leads to better public understanding of the issue. A GBV prevention and response training programme with 0.5 credit hours was integrated into the legal postgraduate training programme at the Law Institute, enabling the sensitisation of lawyers on the key features and root causes of GBV, and the justice sector response. Initial training at the Law Enforcement University has begun. A new partnership was established with the National Emergency Management Agency to effectively respond to emergencies, particularly in meeting the specific needs of women and girls during emergency planning and response. It is known that in humanitarian situations, women and girls are more vulnerable to violence.
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