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  • Click here to learn about LGBTQ rights and laws in Mongolia. As of May 2018, homosexuality is legal in Mongolia, and there are laws to protect LGBTQ people from housing and employment discrimination. Same sex marriage is not recognized. The laws around gender change are ambiguous (i.e. it is not clearly legal or illegal). However, it is important to note that homosexuality was illegal and technically punishable by imprisonment in Mongolia until 2002.
  • The LGBT Centre (Mongolia) The LGBT Centre, a non-membership, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organisation, is the first and only LGBTI human rights organisation in Mongolia working on a wide range of issues pertinent to sexuality and gender minorities in Mongolia since its official registration in December 2009. The mandate of the organisation is to build capacity of all relevant actors and institutions, both public and private, to facilitate substantive enjoyment of human rights by all members of the LGBTIQ community in Mongolia through sensitisation, information sharing, curriculum development, training provision, building networks and communities of practice and through promotion of corporate social responsibility where relevant, to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. The Centre's 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. Address: 4th floor, 10/5 building, Undur Gegeen Zanabazar street, 15th khoroo, Bayangol District, UB, Mongolia. Phone: 976-77400323, 24-hour helpline: 976-95159270 Email:
  • Women's Fund Mongolia (Mones): "MONES was established in 2000 with the purpose of contributing to: Increasing participation of women in decision-making levels; Creating an enabling environment for women to carry out social change projects and implement their ideas; Development of Mongolian women’s movement; Fostering networking and collaboration with women’s movement around the world; Creating a society respectful of human rights, equality and social justice." Address: Mongolian Womens Fund, Sukhbaatar District, Baga Toiruu, 6th khoroo, 48th Building, Room #305, Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia. Phone: 7711 9991. Email:
  • The International Women's Association of Mongolia (IWAM): "The International Women's Association of Mongolia (IWAM) is a non-profit NGO run by its volunteer members, whose aim is to promote better understanding between women from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds; to familiarize foreign members with the culture, history, economy, and social setting of Mongolia and other member countries; and to organize and support activities that focus on helping vulnerable families, especially women and children." Postal Address: International Women's Association of Mongolia, PO Box 993, Central Post Office, Ulaanbaatar 211213, Mongolia. Email - General enquiries:
  • MONFEMNET National Network: "MONFEMNET is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization, with a mission to serve as a strong driving force for the development of a national, broad-based, democratic, sustainable and transformative movement for women’s human rights, gender equality, substantive democracy and social justice. MONFEMNET is based in Mongolia." Address: 18-1, 14-2, 4th Sub District, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar 00976, Mongolia. Phone: (976) 7011-0355. Email:
  • 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." Address: #03, 06, Building-40, 6th Khoroo, Baga Toiruu, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Phone/Fax: 976-70119949 Counseling Hotline: 976-96490505. E-mail: