National Center Against Violence, Mongolia

The National Center against Violence (NCAV) is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization established in 1995 with the goal of combating domestic and sexual violence against women and children in Mongolia. The NCAV is one of the first independent citizens’ organizations established after the transition of Mongolia to a democratic market-based political system. The NCAV was first established with 3 staff members and 1 small shelter house in Ulaanbaatar city. Today, the NCAV works at the national level, with 20 staff and 100 volunteers at 16 branches throughout the country, and runs 5 shelter houses available for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Mongolia.

For the last 17 years, the NCAV has worked consistently and systematically to: develop a system of comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence; promote the development of a favorable and effective policy framework for preventing and combating gender-based violence and protecting victims; build national governmental and non-governmental capacity and cooperation at local and national levels; raise public awareness on gender equality and human rights; and, bring behavioral and social change towards a more humane, peaceful, democratic and gender-just society.

The NCAV’s work has made major contributions to the development of civil society, promotion of human rights and democratic governance, judicial reform and re-orientation of the police and other law-enforcement agencies towards protecting human rights, and the development of non-violent and innovative solutions to social and political problems. For more information visit: