Migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless and internally displaced people – or people on the move – who have diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) face a complex array of challenges and threats in their countries of origin, migration and asylum, including discrimination, prejudice, violence and difficulty accessing assistance. Efforts to improve the protection of people with diverse SOGIESC are gaining increasing attention and support from States and the broader humanitarian and human rights community.

IOM and UNHCR have jointly developed this comprehensive training package on the protection of people with diverse SOGIESC for personnel as well as the broader humanitarian community. The training’s modules cover a wide variety of topics, including terminology, international law, communication, protection, assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) and Refugee Status Determination (RSD), all with a focus on practical guidance for IOM and UNHCR offices and partner organizations.