As noted earlier, July = summer = vacation time here in Mongolia, and we are delighted to have friends visiting and time to (finally) explore the Mongolian countryside. But these past few weeks also have been very busy for me at work. As the lone non-Mongolian on the team, I’m the main point of contact for things to do with international partners, including potential donors, and it’s not been vacation time for them. THREE of our best funding prospects came back to us in July asking for further information, which is, of course, great. But that’s also meant that I’m alternating days here in UB writing frantically, with most of our senior staff out of the office, and days out in remote areas with no internet.
There are lots of fun photos from our trips, but while I’m too busy to sort and post them, here’s a bit of local advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mongolia. The speaker, Otgonbaatar, is one of Mongolia’s best SRHR advocates and activists, and he’s recently joined the Programme Advisory Committee of the Asia-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW). One of my local heroes:
Because this blog isn’t just about horses.