Deputy Speaker asks Canadian Ambassador to cooperate against domestic violence

2020-08-12 13:31:22

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On August 11, Deputy Speaker S.Odontuya received Ambassador of Canada to Mongolia Catherine Ivkoff.

Expressing her satisfaction with an appointment of a woman Ambassador from Canada, the Deputy Speaker noted that she would be happy to collaborate against children, women and domestic violence. “In 2012, the UN launched a project towards the promotion of women politicians. The Canadian Embassy actively supported the project. Since then, the number of women politicians has increased, and 10 women at minimum have been elected to the parliament. It is an outcome of the project,” emphasized Ms. Odontuya.

Ambassador Catherine Ivkoff said that some projects are being successfully implemented in Mongolia within the Development Assistance Program, and as of that morning, she has attended an event of the Canadian government-funded project to improve the response to domestic violence and gender-based violence.  

Ms. Odontuya, said that although the Law on Domestic Violence was passed in 2012-2016, domestic violence has not decreased significantly. As the statistics show the increase of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deputy Speaker asked the Ambassador for mutual experience and cooperation in this regard.

The Deputy Speaker notified that she plans to implement the ‘Motherland 36’ program, which aims to teach children patriotic, life skills and develop them into good people. Moreover, they exchanged views on issues facing women in politics and other issues.