Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault to host Mongolian delegation

A delegation from Mongolia is coming to Juneau this week to share how their country responds to domestic violence and sexual assault and to learn about Alaska’s response.

The state of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault is hosting the delegation — Mongolian government, university and NGO officials — as part of an official visit by the Mongolian National Center Against Violence.

Lauree Morton, the executive director of the Alaskan council, said the group will be welcomed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and legislative officials and will be given a historical overview of Alaska’s work to combat domestic and sexual violence. The council also plans to visit Juneau’s AWARE shelter and hear various presentations during the three-day stay in the capital city Thursday through Saturday.

The community is invited to welcome the delegates and learn more about Mongolia during a potluck from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th Street. Community members with interest in Mongolia are encouraged to attend. After visiting Juneau, the Mongolian delegates will go on to visit Anchorage and Nome.

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