Training package: SOGIESC and working with LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement

Asylum-seekers, refugees, internally displaced people, stateless people and others of concern to UNHCR have diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). They face a complex array of challenges and threats in their countries of origin, and asylum, including discrimination, prejudice, violence and difficulty accessing assistance.  

UNHCR and IOM 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 UNHCR and IOM offices and partner organizations. 


Resource Info

Resource Type

Training Material


Published by

International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Forced Displacement