Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
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Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.