Introduction - MONFEMNET

Introduction

Organisation’s history

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

O nly a decentralized strategy, visionary, participatory, multi-stakeholder based national movement can bring about a fundamental change in all areas of society that is necessary to build a gender-equitable system and a friendly society.

S ociety cannot be democratic and humane without women's human rights, freedoms, gender equality and equality. On the other hand, only in a democratic and humane society can fully guarantee women's human rights, freedoms, gender equality and social justice.

P roper, sustainable and humane development is possible only with equal participation of women, strong civil society and democratic governance. Development is measured not only by economic and income levels, but also by the development of individual capabilities, choices, capabilities, power, and self-reliance.

H uman rights, freedoms, equality and equality for men, women, girls and boys cannot be guaranteed in an inequality gender system which is based on patriarchy. Therefore, it is necessary to break the patriarchal attitudes, beliefs and structures that permeate all spheres of politics, society, economy and culture, and to build a system that is gender-equitable, humane and respects human rights and freedoms.

T his movement to revolutionize society is a long-term process that consists of changes in people's daily lives, attitudes, behaviors, socio-cultural changes, political and economic systems, and policies.

F rom now on, it is important to involve children and young people in this movement and to make them more aware of gender justice, human rights, freedoms, civil rights and responsibilities without delay.

Strategy
Creating, expanding and facilitating independent and inclusive civil society spaces for policy dialogue and advocacy based on feminist principles; building members’, partners’ and other stakeholders’ critical analytical capacity to examine laws, policies and institutions from the perspective of women’s rights/human rights and social justice; strengthen the voice, power and capacity for feminist (egalitarian and inclusive) leadership of women (including women politicians), youth, and community groups to effectively engage in policy and budget processes and hold duty-bearers accountable.
  • 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.
Develop and widely share effective and innovative approaches to public awareness-raising and community mobilization to influence values, beliefs, attitudes, social norms and cultural practices so as to foster a culture of non-violence and respect for human rights and dignity of all people, gender equality, and substantive democracy based on social justice/socio-economic equality; and build the capacity of diverse groups, e.g. local communities, schools, NGOs, men and boys, young women (all LGBTIQ+-inclusive), etc. to competently use these approaches, with a focus on GBV prevention, women’s political power, SRHR, and transforming masculinities for gender justice.
  • 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.
Proactively fostering inclusive youth and young women’s activism, supporting the empowerment and active engagement of “power minority” groups, including LGBTQI+, people living with disabilities (women with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities), rural and peri-urban groups (artisanal miners, women pensioneers, single mothers, herder women); contributing to civil society development more broadly and facilitating networking and partnerships among different civil society sub-sectors/NGO communities as well as between NGOs and other stakeholders such as media, government, international organizations.
  • 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
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