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Number of Seats Held by Women in Mongolia’s Parliament Triples

August 22, 2012

While the arrest of Mongolia’s former president Nambar Enkhbayar on corruption charges has been dominating headlines, another quieter, but very significant event took place earlier this summer on June 28, when nine women won seats in the country’s parliamentary elections.

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Hillary Clinton Speaks at International Women’s Leadership Forum

July 14, 2012

Earlier this week in Mongolia, The Asia Foundation organized an International Women’s Leadership Forum, hosted by the Community of Democracies, to examine women’s challenges in economic, political and civic arenas. Hillary Clinton spoke at the event, which brought together 100+ participants to discuss ways to promote women’s entrepreneurship, access to natural resources, and leadership in […]

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Mongolia Marks Passage of Landmark Anti-Trafficking and Corruption Legislation

February 15, 2012

As Mongolians prepare for next week’s Mongolian Lunar New Year festivities, government and non-governmental organizations are celebrating the passage of two long-awaited pieces of legislation that the Parliament of Mongolia passed in January. The passage of a standalone Law on Combating Trafficking in Persons marks a milestone in Mongolia’s anti-trafficking efforts, and signifies the culmination of more than three years of intense advocacy.

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Asia Foundation Honors His Excellency Elbegdorj

June 15, 2011

This week, His Excellency Elbegdorj, president of Mongolia, was honored by The Asia Foundation at a private dinner in San Francisco. The president was here to mark the opening of a formal Mongolian consulate. President Elbegdorj was one of the leaders of Mongolia’s peaceful democratic revolution in 1990. Under the president, the nation has seen […]

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For Mongolia’s Rural Girls, University Education Often Out of Reach, Until Now

June 8, 2011

As university students across Mongolia complete final exams this week, 60 girls at two of the top universities in the country came together over the weekend to look back at their first year as recipients of Merali Scholarships.

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Struggling with the Resource Curse

April 6, 2011

The “resource curse” in development is well known. Countries endowed with valuable natural resources –most notably oil, natural gas, minerals, and diamonds – often also suffer from poor governance, high poverty, and conflict. And, as recent events in the Middle East have reminded us, such countries are frequently authoritarian and highly repressive.

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Mongolia’s Draft Law Could Protect Trafficking Victims, but Will it Pass?

March 2, 2011

Over the last decade, Mongolia has seen a rapid increase in human trafficking, especially of young women being forced into prostitution across Asia. While analysts say the resource-rich country could be one of the fastest growing economies of the next decade, many young women will be shut out of the boom…

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SLIDESHOW: Empowering the Women of Asia

March 2, 2011

In recent decades, Asia has experienced transformative economic growth and reform, and women have made significant advances in gender equity, political participation, and personal security – but challenges remain. The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program seeks to identify change agents, create new political and economic opportunities for women, build constituencies for reform, develop leaders, increase women’s rights, and ensure their personal security.

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‘In Asia’ Interviews New Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold

February 9, 2011

In January, development and philanthropy veteran and former president of the American University in Cairo David D. Arnold began as The Asia Foundation’s new president. In his first interview, he speaks to In Asia about development challenges in Asia, the shifting economic landscape, and the Foundation’s cutting-edge work in good governance. Read the interview.

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Citizen Engagement Key to Saving Mongolia’s Natural Resources

February 2, 2011

Mongolia has an abundance of natural resources, from vast grasslands and forests to endangered species and enviable reserves of minerals and energy resources. This abundance underlies the country’s rich cultural heritage, wild beauty, and potential for economic prosperity.

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