Common Country Assessment for Mongolia
- Common Country Assessment for Mongolia
The issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment are complex and wide-ranging. There is a considerable literature on these issues, but there are also gaps and weaknesses in the research and data. The Situation Analysis study and the production of the report were designed to collect available information and distil critical issues, to promote debate and reflection by women’s groups and other actors in the state and development agencies. The participatory process of knowledge production and awareness-raising was itself a valuable contribution to women’s empowerment, in terms of the capability to articulate experiences, locate the forces that shape them and develop creative strategies for transforming the conditions that govern them. Specifically, the analysis is intended to generate an overview of the current status of women in Mongolian society and facilitate a participatory review of the National Programme for the Advancement of Women (NPAW). This programme, adopted in March 1996, some six years after the start of the transition process, explicitly addresses the advancement of women within the context of the transition.