Being LGBT in Asia: Mongolia Country Report

Published: October 22, 2014

UNDP
Original Article:  bit.ly/1sUx2zJ

Being LGBT in Asia: Mongolia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Mongolia including the current challenges facing and opportunities available for LGBT organizations and individuals in the country. The report encompasses the major discussions, findings, and recommendations from the Mongolia National LGBT Community Dialogue held in Ulaanbaatar in March 2014. The report begins with an overview of the evolution of LGBT human rights discourse then examines the legal environment, institutional context, and the cultural and social context related to LGBT rights. This overview is followed by an exploration of the Mongolian experience in protecting the rights of LGBT people under six different thematic areas: employment, education, health, family affairs, media, and LGBT community development, and is supplemented with findings and recommendations made by the participants of the Dialogue. In addition, case studies are included in each relevant section that depict the contemporary human rights experiences (successes or challenges) for LGBT individuals. These case studies are based on interviews with dialogue participants and others and on published literature. The organizational development and capacity of LGBT organizations is also discussed and that section is based on an analysis of data from a survey administered during the Dialogue.  The annexes at the end of the report include a list of LGBT organizations and a list of organizations that participated in the Dialogue.

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