Ser­vice cen­ter to end vi­o­lence against women and girl opens in Bayan-Ul­gii

The UB Post - - Domestic - By T.BAYARBAT

Through a joint fi­nanc­ing of Bayan-Ul­gii Prov­ince’s Govern­ment Of­fice and the United Na­tions Pop­u­la­tion Fund (UNFPA) Mon­go­lia, a new one stop ser­vice cen­ter for pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive care to vic­tims of gen­der­based vi­o­lence opened in Ul­gii, the cap­i­tal of Bayan-Ul­gii, on Oc­to­ber 29.

Chair­man of the Cit­i­zens' Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil of Bayan-Ul­gii Prov­ince D.Bauyr­jan noted that the prov­ince’s govern­ment of­fice al­lo­cated 100 mil­lion MNT to con­struct the one stop ser­vice cen­ter for vic­tims of gen­der­based and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“To­gether with Khu­vs­gul Prov­ince, this is the new­est cen­ter es­tab­lished across the coun­try with UNFPA Mon­go­lia’s sup­port,” said D.Bauyr­jan.

Dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony of the cen­ter, Head of the Na­tional Sta­tis­ti­cal Of­fice (NSO) A.Ari­un­zaya noted that ac­cord­ing to NSO’s 2018 study on gen­der-based vi­o­lence, 40.5 per­cent of women ex­pe­ri­enced one or other forms and vi­o­lence in last 12 months in Bayan-Ul­gii, which is the sec­ond high­est in Mon­go­lia, com­pared to the na­tional av­er­age rate of 35 per­cent.

At the open­ing of the ser­vice cen­ter, Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of UNFPA Mon­go­lia Naomi Ki­ta­hara said, “One stop ser­vice cen­ter for vic­tims of vi­o­lence is be­ing launched in the prov­ince, and we con­tinue to work closely and to­gether to end gen­der-based and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Ev­ery­one's com­mit­ment is strong.”

The cen­ter will pro­vide the sur­vivors of gen­der-based and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence with health, psy­cho­log­i­cal, coun­sel­ing, le­gal, and pro­tec­tion ser­vices.

The UNFPA Mon­go­lia hopes to ex­pand ac­ces­si­bil­ity to care and ser­vices for vic­tims of gen­der-based and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

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