Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is policy practitioner from Mongolia with extensive experience working across the peace and security, development, human rights, management, gender and reform sectors. She has held senior positions in the national government and has played pivotal role in spearheading the development and implementation of programs and approaches to improve and accelerate women’s empowerment and rights-based approaches.
From 2012 to 2016, she served as the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia overseeing national legal policy, strategy and the law enforcement agencies. Prior to this post, she served as the legal advisor to the President of Mongolia, where she has been involved in the judicial reform and abolishment of death penalty. She has extensive international development experience working with Open Society Institute and American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.
Recently, she established the Mongolian chapter of the Women in International Security, the global organisation to promote inclusive security policy and partners with the Asia-Pacific Security Sector Governance Network in cooperation with DCAF Geneva Center for Security Governance. She is contributing writer, columnist to major news outlets in Mongolia on issues of democracy, human rights, gender equality.