Introduction9 сарын 23, 2021
Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence NGO, Mongolia (Beautiful Hearts) is a member-based non-religious non-government organization based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It was established in 2012 and registered legally in 2014, brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds with the shared vision of ending violence against women and children in Mongolia.
Since then Beautiful Hearts focused its efforts on prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and children, specifically focusing on child sexual abuse. Beautiful Hearts works from a human rights-based approach to prevent and combat gender-based violence to empower women, children and young people to access opportunities and realize their full potential.
VISION: A safe, secure and harmonious society that is free of all forms of violence against women and children.
To drive public participation in prevention efforts to change the public’s attitudes toward gender-based violence, child sexual abuse and women’s rights.
To support and empower survivors of child sexual abuse by providing rehabilitation services to enable successful reintegration into society.
Catalyse changes in policy and implementation to prevent and protect women and young people from gender-based violence and child sexual abuse.
GOAL: We want to change patriarchal culture, its attitude and behaviour in the society through comprehensive evidence-based policy that is intersectional. In order to do so, we want to increase awareness on consequences of gender-based violence at all levels including local, national and international level. We aim to change policies, policy makers’ attitude and educate general public.
We are now focusing and working on two raising public awareness programs such as One Billion Rising movement campaign for ending violence against girls and women. Communities from each province in Mongolia are joining and rising with Break the Chain flash mob. “For this campaign we also organized panel discussion “Trauma- informed service: Stop blaming victims!” for service providers which was the first initiative in the country to discuss about how to provide quality service without blaming victims/survivors.” they say.
The group has been providing psychosocial service on a regular basis for victims/survivors and victims from gender-based/sexual violence and professionals who work with young survivors. This includes trauma-informed psychotherapy and art therapy for children, and clinical social work management. In order to improve public services for victims/survivors, they design/deliver capacity building trainings for service providers (doctors, police, social workers, teachers, and psychologists).
Advocacy – Advocate for policies and legislation that are based on respect for human rights of women and children, and aim to prevent gender-based violence and protect survivors.
Psychosocial service – Provision of psychosocial support to strengthen resilience and coping capacity of women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Awareness-raising and activism – Increase awareness of gender-based violence against women and child sexual abuse to facilitate behavior and attitudinal change, and achieve prevention and early detection of abuse.
Capacity building – Improve the knowledge and skills of professionals who work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.