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