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Interpreting domestic violence
A public forum at Monash University will feature a leading international researcher, addressing the issue of domestic violence and the provision of interpreting services for victims of domestic violence
The event, Domestic Violence & Interpreting: A National Forum will run over two days in late September. Professor Maribel del Pozo Triviño, University of Vigo, Spain, is keynote speaker of the first day and will provide cross-national perspectives on domestic violence and interpreting. Further, she will present findings from a major international research project, ‘Speak Out for Support’ that will inform specialised training for interpreters working with domestic violence victims/survivors.
The forum is led by the Monash Faculty of Arts Translation & Interpreting Studies Program and brings together researchers from translation and interpreting, gender violence, criminology, social work and psychiatry. The forum also features presentations from a Melbourne Magistrate, practising interpreters (both spoken and signed-language), providers of services for the victims of domestic violence, and inTouch, the Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatric Research Centre, is keynote speaker for the second day and will highlight the various mental health issues facing sufferers of domestic violence from a cross-cultural perspective.
Please note: due to the overwhelming response, this forum is now booked out. If you would like to put your name down on the waiting list for this forum, please contact Dr Jim Hlavac: