Australian laws apply to acts of female genital mutilation overseas as well as domestically.
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All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.
Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
Learn what to do if you're worried about the welfare of an Australian overseas. See advice and information about missing persons.