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Why Child Abuse?

90% of abused children know their abusers

According to the CDC, child abuse and neglect are serious public health problems and adverse childhood experiences that can have long-term impact on health, opportunity, and wellbeing. This issue includes all types of abuse and neglect against a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (such as a religious leader, a coach, a teacher) that results in harm, the potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. There are four common types of abuse and neglect:

  • Physical abuse is the intentional use of physical force that can result in physical injury. Examples include hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or other shows of force against a child.
  • Sexual abuse involves pressuring or forcing a child to engage in sexual acts. It includes behaviors such as fondling, penetration, and exposing a child to other sexual activities.
  • Emotional abuse refers to behaviors that harm a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being. Examples include name-calling, shaming, rejection, withholding love, and threatening.
  • Neglect is the failure to meet a child’s basic physical and emotional needs. These needs include housing, food, clothing, education, and access to medical care.

Why Mongolian Children?

Mongolia has the lowest population density of any country, with most of the area being undeveloped and insufficiently mapped. A significant number of Mongolian children are subject to abuse in their homes, at school, and for those engaged in child labour, at work.

In addition, there is an alarming number of incidences of Mongolian children being trafficked for labor and sexual exploitation. The physical and psychological effects of abuse vary in severity but have in some cases resulted in the death of a child. Impacts are long term and have a ‘ripple effect’, as abuse and violence tend to ‘spill over:’ children release their anger and pain on siblings, peers, and the next generation.

Although the Mongolian government has adopted and passed many laws on domestic violence, children’s rights, and child protection issues, the implementation and effectiveness of these laws are not satisfactory. According to the General Prosecutor’s office, between 2015 and 2016 there were 298 children who were sexually assaulted. Approximately 48% of those victims were assaulted by their family members or relatives. That’s where Lantuun Dohio come in.

We believe that a child who grows up in a loving and caring environment is less susceptible to become a victim of human trafficking and/or become an abuser. Therefore, our main approach is to work with children in vulnerable areas from very young ages and engrave self-worth and respect in their innocent minds before a dark shadow nests in it.

Learn more about our impact and what we do.

$30 = 15 kids’ meals for 10 days

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DIRECT GIVING

Together, let’s create a better tomorrow.

1. You make a donation

The simplest way to support our work is to make a financial contribution. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

2. We deliver your gift

100% of your donation goes straight to provide food, shelter, and educational programs to the children in need.

3. We break the cycle of abuse

With your support, we can continue our work to help abused and neglected children, support at-risk families in our community, and so much more.