Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence


Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence (BHASV) was established in Mongolia in 2012 by a group of social workers, psychologists, youth and parents with a common goal to end child sexual abuse in the country. BHASV targets girls from both urban and rural areas. It lobbies policy makers and raises awareness among parents, schools and the community on the dangers of sexual violence. Working with girls and young women aged between 4 and 30, BHASV provides psychosocial services, including trauma-informed art therapy and builds the capacity of service providers. It organises events aimed at promoting girls’ rights and has produced music videos that have been viewed thousands of times throughout the country. In 2016, it launched a public awareness project to educate girls on the risks of cyber bullying. Girls are part of the organisation’s staff and are represented on the Board. They also make up the majority of volunteers. With strong grassroots ties, BHASV has been welcomed by the communities it serves and has capitalised on this support to engage the wider community. BHASV has made good use of the power of social media and videos to spread awareness. To date it has benefited over 35,000 girls in Mongolia.