The network was first established in 2000 at the initiative of the participants of the 5th Mongolian Women's NGO Forum as the National Network of Mongolian Women's NGOs. In 2007, the Network became the first regulatory agency.
In connection with the expansion of its activities to make it more comprehensive and effective, the 2007 session amended its charter to promote gender equality, women's human rights, democracy, and social justice.
Our vision is:
The vision of the Network is a society that provides for every person’s equal right to live in dignity and freedom, without fear or oppression, develop their potential and determine their life-path in pursuit of happiness, regardless of gender /gender identity, age, religion, partisan affiliation, ethnicity, geographic location, sexual orientation, social status, race,cilture, ability/disability and other factors.
Our mission is:
The mission of the Network is to serve as a strong driving force (engine) for the development of a national, broad-based, democratic, sustainable and transformative movement for women’s human rights, gender equality and social justice.
Concept of MONFEMNET
- Advocacy for policy and institutional reform:
- Awareness-raising and cultural reform:
- Solidarity- and movement-building:
- Advocacy activities aimed at harmonizing public policy with human rights, gender equality, real democracy and social justice.
- Strengthen the capacity and space of civil society to conduct policy negotiations, analysis and advocacy (“Through Women’s Eyes” conference)
- Improving female political representation, participation and leadership.
- Do an advocacy on issues such as population policy and national mechanisms for gender equality.
- Promoting a culture that values human rights, gender equality, real democracy, and social justice, and changing social attitudes
- Disseminate community mobilization approaches to prevent violence against women (SASA!)
- Changing gender norms (masculinities) for men and boys
- Raise public awareness of safe sexual space, reproduction and human rights, and gender equality.
- Develop a movement with the potential to influence policy, institutional and cultural reform.
- Developing young women's activism
- Develop cooperation with youth organizations
- Capacity building of minority groups in power
- Develop our membership
- Promote civil society development