A project to strengthen the child protection system in Mongolia launches

A project to strengthen the child protection system in Mongolia launches

The Government Implementing Agency - Authority for Family, Children and Youth Development, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Save the Children today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the second phase of the joint project, titled “Strengthening the child protection system in Mongolia”.
The project is funded by JICA and will operate for four years, from August 2018 to July 2022 in Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Songinokhairkhan districts of Ulaanbaatar city as well as in Dornod and Arkhangai aimags.
The project aims to strengthen the Child Protection System and sustainably manage in order that every child attains his/her right to protection from violence in Mongolia where Child Rights and Child Protection Laws are now enacted.

We expect the following six outputs upon the completion of the project. These are: (1) strengthened basic competencies and general capacity of MDTs in target areas in order to respond to child abuse; (2) capacities of MDT in the target areas reaches an advanced level in order to respond to cases of children and families at higher risk; (3) ‘Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting’ program is implemented and capacity building of parents is promoted; (4)
Awareness-raising activities and community and child capacity building are promoted; (5) concrete policies are adopted to ensure continuous improvement at the local and national government level in order to sustain the child protection system in the country; and (6) more sustained cross-sectorial and vertical collaboration between institutions and improved quality of MDT activities.

The project will be drawn upon the success of its first phase, implemented from April 2015 to March 2018 where 82,702 people, 28,637 children of 19,715 households from 9 soums, baghs and khoroos had benefited, and the manual and child protection service form continues to be used by multidisciplinary team for children requiring protection in Mongolia. Read more on https://www.savethechildren.mn/mn/page/jica








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