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CEPPS in Mongolia

CEPPS has been operating in Mongolia since October 2018 to promote constituent-responsive governance and help the country strengthen its inclusivity of youth, women, and persons with disabilities (PWD) in its political processes and democracy.
CEPPS Overarching Goals:

CEPPS works with civil society organizations (CSOs), political parties, government officials, the State Great Hural, and the General Election Commission to improve the engagement of youth, women, and traditionally marginalized groups in electoral and political processes and increase government accountability.

CEPPS Approach:

Through the use of civic education campaigns, democracy hackathons, and policy dialogues, CEPPS strives to achieve the overarching goal by ensuring that Mongolian citizens receive accessible and accurate voter and political information that will encourage them to hold their institutions accountable and increase representation in local and national politics.  This ground-up, systematic approach ensures that we are leading sustainable, and inclusive change to improve citizens’ trust in government.

CEPPS Key Achievements in Mongolia:

CEPPS utilizes the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach to increase the inclusion of youth and women in electoral and political processes.

  • CEPPS partnered with Women for Change (WfC) to facilitate a series of advocacy workshops, engaging 27 youth (including 24 women) to empower their cohorts to engage political parties, candidates and government bodies on priority issues. The workshops resulted in an increase in advocacy skills, evidenced through the creation of stakeholder maps and strategic action plans.
  • CEPPS built a coalition of informed and engaged youth and women activists to lead reform initiatives by facilitating six youth and women policy networking events. CEPPS supported this coalition of young activists to raise public awareness on LGBTIQ issues, youth volunteerism and policies to support small and medium, women-led businesses through social media campaigns that reached nearly 302,000 citizens.

CEPPS improves the integrity and availability of political information on youth and women priority issues.

  • In collaboration with the Globe International Center (GIC), CEPPS brought together 85 journalists and media experts (78 of whom were women) for a youth and women journalism conference to increase their knowledge of ethical journalism and the dangers of dis- and misinformation. As a result, three media outlets pledged to adhere to the Ethical Code on Covering Elections and 35 media products on voter education and youth and women issues were published by participants.
  • Through the regional dialogue series, CEPPS facilitated discussions between youth and women representatives and political party and local governance representatives on misinformation and the importance of promoting campaign finance and legislative transparency. Local government and civil society organizations expressed willingness to support youth and women initiatives, evidenced by provincial representatives from Orkhon and Dornod requesting additional training on how to engage citizens on youth and women priority issues.

CEPPS creatively engages the Mongolian public on voter education for informed electoral participation.

  • CEPPS and local partners facilitated a nationwide Get-Out-the-Vote campaign that reached approximately 1.5 million voters; CEPPS incorporated sign-language subtitles to ensure access to information for deaf voters.
  • In conjunction with the General Elections Commission (GEC) and Voter Education Center (VEC), CEPPS produced eight short animation clips, three tele-lessons and five social media campaigns on voter education targeting youth, women and first-time voters. CEPPS reached 142,615 citizens with 2,742 shares on social media alone.
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