Capacity building training under U.S.-Mongolia Child Protection Compact Partnership organized

2021-06-21 11:13:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In the framework of the Child Protection Compact Partnership signed between the governments of the United States of America and Mongolia, the “Child Protection Compact" project has started the implementation by World Vision International and The Asia Foundation Mongolia. 

Under the objective of the project to strengthen the capacity of government and civil society organizations to identify and provide comprehensive services to child victims of human trafficking, a capacity building training has been organized in cooperation with Talita Asia and School of Business Administration and Humanity of Mongolian University of Science and Technology. The participants are from Family, Child and Youth Development Authority (FCYDA), Municipal and Bayanzurkh, Bayangol, Songinokhairkhan, Chingeltei and Sukhbaatar districts’ FCYDAs. 

The goal of the training is to improve the skills and provide fundamental methodological knowledge on comprehensive services for child victim of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labor.

Furthermore, in collaboration with Talita Asia, the project will promote long-term protection services for children victims of human trafficking and develop training programs and implement trainings on working with children victims of human trafficking.

In April 2020, the U.S.-Mongolia Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership was signed in order to strengthen the efforts of the Mongolian government and civil society to fight all forms of child trafficking in Mongolia.

The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) awarded the $5 million (nearly 15 billion MNT) CPC grant through a competitive process to World Vision, which is serving as the lead implementing partner for the CPC.  

The Asia Foundation and four Mongolian NGOs – The Gender Equality Center, Talita Asia, Unbound Mongolia, and Beautiful Hearts – are also being engaged as implementing partners under World Vision’s leadership.  These organizations are working collaboratively with Ms. L. Nyamgerel, Head of the Task Unit of Crime Prevention and Coordinating Council, and members of the Mongolian National Sub-Council on Trafficking in Persons throughout the four-year partnership.