Darkhan

Members of Shonkhoodoi Circus practise in a gymnasium in Darkhan August 23, 2013. Mission Manduhai is created by Chimgee Haltarhuu, a former Mongolian gymnast and victim of domestic abuse, who brought three U.S. students and six young performers from Shonkhoodoi Circus in Darkhan to travel through the Mongolian countryside to give free circus performances. The free performances are held as a way to raise awareness on domestic abuse, by distributing leaflets on domestic abuse before and after the shows.

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Two members of the Mission Manduhai, a Mongolian circus group that raises awareness of domestic violence, practise in a gym in Darkhan, Mongolia. The group was founded by a former Mongolian gymnast, herself a victim of domestic abuse, who brought three US students and six young performers from Shonkhoodoi Circus in Darkhan to travel round Mongolia giving free circus performances Read more