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LGBT Centre (Mongolia)

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Joined September 2018

Human Rights, Justice and Dignity for all.

Presence in: Mongolia

Our successful policy advocacy strategy led to the outlawing of discrimination as a criminal offence under the new Criminal Code of 2015, prohibition of discrimination in crucial health sector laws and proposed new Labour Law, with protected grounds including sexual orientation, gender identity and health status.

We are an internationally and domestically acclaimed human rights organisation: we were awarded Felipa de Souza Award in 2011 and Asian Milestone of the Year Award in 2016. We were also named the 2010 Human Rights Defender Organisation of the Year (domestic).

We train 15-20 young people annually as human rights defenders through our Youth Leadership for Human Rights Program.

We serve not only LGBTI people, but the entire society through providing knowledge and information on sexual orientation, gender identity and sexuality, training and capacity building for service providers and working with academia to include such information in the school and university curricula.

Through partnerships with organisations that share our values, we work to build a more just and equitable society for everyone.

We work to make our programming and services accessible in order to enable disabled LGBTI people to enjoy their rights.

Our Arts-4-Rights Initiative aims to promote both young artists’ engagement on LGBTI issues as well as their art.

People Associated With This Organization

Baldangombo Altangerel

LGBT Centre (Mongolia)
Joined May 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services
I am Baldangombo and LGBTI rights activist. Currently, I am working at the LGBT Centre in Mongolia as legal programme manager. So my work is focusing in this field:

Lead the movement’s legal advocacy on anti-discrimination, hate crimes and general
protection of human rights of LGBT persons through multi-stakeholder engagement
on the community, civil society and national levels;
- Document human rights violations and provide legal assistance to community
- Provide human rights and legal information and training for the LGBT community
members as well as legal representation where necessary such as in matters relating to
hate crimes, discrimination, gender marker change in documents of trans people;
- Conduct advocacy to input LGBT-related protection mechanisms in new laws and

Munkhtuya Dashtsend

LGBT Centre (Mongolia)
Joined November 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Health
(Ms) Munkhtuya Dashtsend (lawyer), Executive Director at the LGBT Centre of Mongolia since January 2017, formerly Legal Programme Manager of the Centre.
Baldangombo Altangerel is the network champion (main point of contact) for LGBT Centre (Mongolia).

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