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Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Area of Advocacy: Women’s Rights
Organization: Office of the President of Mongolia
Bayartsetseg Jigmeddash currently works as Legal Officer, Office of the President of Mongolia. Before being appointed to this position, she also spent time working with Mongolia's ABA Rule of Law Initiative and the National CEDAW Watch Center, an NGO that monitors and evaluates the performance of the government in fulfilling its obligations under the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
As a PILnet International Fellow, Bayartsetseg surveyed national legislative strategies for protecting women's rights in the U.S. and other countries in relation to CEDAW. Upon returning to Mongolia, she developed a gender studies program for universities and professional institutions, worked with other NGOs and governmental bodies on developing laws relating to sexual discrimination and harassment, and monitored relevant legislation in human rights and gender equality.