What are the cultural norms or expectations regarding gender identity and expression in local culture? 

What, if any, similarities or discrepancies are apparent between the U.S. and the host country regarding gender? Can I expect to be treated similarly or differently based on my gender? 

Have there been any recent reports of gender-related acts of bias or crime in my host country or city (i.e., sexual assault, harassment, etc.)? 

Pathways to Safety

Women Abroad

Information for Women Travelers - U.S. Department of State