To improve awareness of law enforcers regarding human trafficking crime and rescue and bring back victims from abroad to home an

To improve awareness of law enforcers regarding human trafficking crime and rescue and bring back victims from abroad to home an

Mongolia
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Victims protection through existing laws, expend knowledge of law enforcements in removed border provinces

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Sector Focus

Civil society

Year the initative began (yyyy)

2000

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Positioning of your initiative on the mosaic diagram
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Invisibility of problem

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Expand legal access and frameworks

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Innovation
What is your signature innovation, your new idea, in one sentence?

Victims protection through existing laws, expend knowledge of law enforcements in removed border provinces

Describe your innovation. What makes your idea unique and different than others doing work in the field?

CHRD leading organization on anti trafficking issue since 2000. Main activities focusing on victim protection and legal advocacy. Since 2002 working on legal assistance to victims. During our work on anti trafficking issues we are in partnership with the State Supreme Court of Mongolia amended criminal code on article “human trafficking in person” according to the international standards and best practices, Recently our state supreme court adopted interpretation to the article. Also CHRD with legal government organization organized training for law enforcements, raised awareness for public in cities and provinces during 2005-2007. Now we can say they are have more capacity to deal with human trafficking crime and assist victims of this crime. However, we observed through our research lack of knowledge and victims protection in rural and removed border provinces. Even we have good existing laws, but very weak on the implementation. It’s particularly seems in area where difficult to reach victims in border provinces such as Khovd, Dornod and Umnugovi. Therefore, our idea is to expand knowledge for the law enforcers of border provinces, empower citizens and assist decision makers on resolve problems, how to get support from government on operation to rescue by bringing victims from bordering countries. In this regards good to publish and distribute materials for public on human trafficking in persons

Delivery Model: How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing?

In 2008, CHRD with women NGOs organized several trainings to law enforcers in border provinces, and established subcommittees on four issues such as combating against human trafficking crime, domestic violence, sexual harassment and rape.
In this regards we plan to have several activities on victims protection of human trafficking in person:
• Organize training for law enforcers of border provinces such as investigators, prosecutors, judges and customs officers
• Train local NGOs how to change policy and get financial support from the government regarding to rescue and bring back victims of human trafficking from bordering countries.
• Develop useful legal manual for law enforcements on assisting victims, distribute and publish prevention manual to local people in border places.

How do you plan to grow your innovation?

CHRD will grow innovation by following ways:

• Improve our communication with government organizations, NGOs that locate in border provinces.
• Establish good partnership with local newspapers, magazines and TV and present documentary movies and other related materials of human trafficking
• Organize trainings for high school and university students about this crime as well as for girls who might become victim of human trafficking crime.
• Create partnership and work together with overseas human rights activists and NGOs that can help to our activities to rescue and bring back victims to home.

Do you have any existing partnerships, and if so, how do you create them?

CHRD have some partnerships with local government organizations and NGOs in border provinces. We members of international, regional and local NGOs that work for human rights and development such as FORUM-ASIA, PAN-AP and others. Also we member of the Global Alliance Against in Women in Traffic (GAATW) which work focuses on anti trafficking issue. In this regards, all these international, regional and local partner organizations we carried out projects, trainings and seminars and exchange good practice and experiences regarding to human rights advocacy. Also, CHRD representing Central Asia and membership of working group of Central Asia region at GAATW.

Impact
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Those activities which mentioned in above will have follows impacts:
• Will increase number of people who will prevent from this human trafficking crime.
• Implementation of existing legislations on human trafficking and improve victims protection

What are the main barriers to creating or achieving your impact?

- Main barrier is financial support from the government. Lack of information, connection and capacity buildings and skills of legal officials in border provinces.

How many people have you served or plan to serve?

The number of victims who apply for legal assistance to Center for Human Rights and Development /CHRD/ has been increasing since 2005 to the present. Therefore, CHRD has opened a registration book of victims, to record each case. Also CHRD working partnership with legal organizations on victim protection and if need we are provides emergency assistance and contacting the relevant organizations in destination countries.

Directly

Approximately, 80 people have been served by our legal assistance and advice since 2005. Here are some cases of women and girls served by our organization. For example:

Case 1:
CHRD worked with the Central Intelligence Agency of Mongolia to bring home a girl who had been forced into prostitution in China. On March 2007, she was deceived with the false promise to work in a restaurant in the Baganuur area in Mongolia with a high salary, but she was sent to China. We covered all cost of officials of the Central Intelligence Agency to return the girl from China. She could not claim physical and psychological damages by a criminal claim so far because police have not been investigating her case, because the alleged perpetrator is abroad.

Case 2:
CHRD worked as advocate for a victim who was deceived by false advertising which promised work with high salary in South Korea, but she was forced into prostitution after she arrived there and worked from 2007 to 2008. Criminal paid all damages of the victim.

Case 3:
Currently, we are working as advocate for a case in which four girls performed forced prostitution in Malaysia, due to false advertising that promised a high salary in the sock industry in Malaysia. This case is currently at an investigation level.

Indirectly

Activities addressed to raising public awareness addressed can prevent many people from this crime. Identify victims and record hidden cases in border places.

Please list any other measures of the impact of your innovation?

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Is there a policy intervention element to your innovation?

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Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?

Beneficiaries will get victims of human trafficking and their family

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed (or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)?

We have been financed through international, regional donors. Since 2000 activities on anti trafficking issues were supported by the international organization GAATW, Asia Foundation in Mongolia, USAID, UNIFEM TRUST FUND. Further, we continue to apply for grants and awards as they become available.

If known, provide information on your finances and organization

CHRD spent totally 15200 USD overall last year for program to combat against crime of human trafficking.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 2007

- Improving governmental and NGOs capacity in combating against
human trafficking crimes 13200 USD
- Local trainings to prevent human trafficking crimes 2000 USD
Total 15200 USD

CHRD has two consultants, 5 Governing Board Members including the chairperson of the organization, 14 full times and 2 part-time staff. It also has 15 representatives from 15 provinces in rural areas and 28 volunteers in Ulaanbaatar city who help and support our activities.

What is the potential demand for your innovation?

It is clear that human trafficking is very dangerous crime against humanity. Currently Mongolia does not have any special law on victims and witness protection. Knowledge of law enforcements comparing with cities in removed area, border provinces very weak. Therefore, we should continue to train our legal officials in those area and provide legal assistance to victims throughout the all legal process.

What are the main barriers to financial sustainability?

Mongolian NGOs by law can receive funds from the government but it’s very limited. Because people haven’t any information regarding to possibility to get fund from government. Also most of funds come from foreign donors and some requirements from funding organizations conflict with our organization’s priority and main objective.

The Story
What is the origin of this innovation? Tell us your story.

The program combating human trafficking in Mongolia was begun in 2000. Concept of human trafficking was new when Mongolia returns to open economy and democracy from socialist regime. People and law enforcer’s understanding about this were lack. Therefore, CHRD did many trainings, discussions and meetings to bring public and legal organization’s attention to this issue and raise awareness. Currently, our society mostly in big cities and provinces which are close to center come to the awareness regarding this. But very important things to reach people in removed area, and border places.

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CHRD is non-governmental and non-profit organization established at the initiative of human rights activists, researchers and lawyers in 1998 for contributing to promotion and protection of human rights and social justice in Mongolia. Our organization registered according to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations of Mongolia.
Main goal of CHRD is to contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights and social justice in Mongolia. CHRD currently carries out three programs to protect and support basic human rights including economic, social and cultural rights especially focusing on poor people (community development program), public interest environmental litigation and advocacy and combating human trafficking in Mongolia. There is being applied by a program combating human trafficking to Global Fund for

Emphasis of Work

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