Pride Guides

Each country has a unique history and context for LGBTIQ+ people. Our Pride Guides provide an introduction to this context in each country the program operates in.

The Australian Volunteers Program strives to provide a safe, supportive and equitable environment for LGBTIQ+ volunteers, approved accompanying dependents, partner organisations and all program staff. We have supported volunteers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in all program countries, and have ongoing connections with community organisations in almost every country we work in.

Diverse SOGIESC program participants must be aware of the country context before undertaking an assignment. The guides below are designed to introduce some key issues related to people with diverse SOGISEC and their participation in the program.

For more information or relevant questions, please contact the inclusion team ( for further support.