Human rights day talk with young Mongolians

2015-12-11 17:39:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On International Human Rights Day on Thursday, the Political Section Chief and Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia gave a talk to the students of the Otgontenger University, the Embassy’s website reported.

Starting with general human rights discussions, the speakers engaged in in-depth and country-specific human rights challenges, such as domestic violence, child labor and corruption.

As the U.S. Government is a strong proponent of human rights protection, the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia has supported many projects over the years to help uphold and further human rights, such as supporting women entrepreneurs by providing mentorship through a grant program, and providing opportunities to persons with disabilities through leadership and English languages classes offered by the Mongolian Association of State Alumni.

Afterwards, students engaged in an enthusiastic question and answer session, where they raised questions related to child labor, human trafficking, and corruption, and emphasized importance of active civic participation in raising awareness and solving problems.