This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Mongolia. It is a product of the Mongolia National LGBT Community Dialogue held on 20–21 March 2014 in Ulaanbaatar as well as a desk review and interviews conducted by the report writers. The National Dialogue brought together a total of 140 participants including LGBT community members and activists, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights experts, UN agencies, the Government of Mongolia and development partners.
Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights. There is still societal homophobia and transphobia and LGBT people encounter social stigma and even violence in various settings such as families, employment, health care and public areas.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $1.3 million grant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for a new behavior change campaign to fight human trafficking and exploitation in the Asia Pacific region.
Three Urban Resilience Competition winners today showcased their ideas on building resilient cities that can withstand the negative effects of climate change and rapid urbanization. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Habitat and United Nations Global Pulse commended these projects at a two-day Asia Urban Futures Workshop. “All three competition winners offer solutions that have the potential to transform an increasingly urban Asia,” said Manpreet Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Asia Bureau. “They demonstrate innovative and sustainable ways to build resilience that engage the whole community.”
Last updated: March 02, 2015