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Supporting survivors of violence: capacity building on the role of linguistic and cultural mediators

Stage : Completed

The project “Supporting survivors of violence: capacity building on the role of linguistic and cultural mediators (LCMs)” funded by UNICEF  for the period March 2021 – June 2021.

Goal

To enhance the knowledge and skills of 200 interpreters and intercultural mediators in supporting GBV survivors. This goal can be broken down to a series of interlinked objectives:

  • Enhancement of the interpreters’ knowledge on gender-based violence
  • Enhancement of interpreters’ ability to handle disclosures of violence
  • Provide itnterpreters with additional tools they can use when collaborating with other

professionals in the support process

  • Address interpreters own perceptions on gender, masculinities and femininities

Activities

  • Translation into Greek and adaptation of UNICEF-WRC’s training curriculum to the Greek context
  • Delivery of 10 two-day webinars on the basis of the aforementioned curriculum. The goal of the two-day webinars is to increase the capacity of interpreters and intercultural mediators at these neuralgic positions so they become knowledgeable around gender related issues and serve both the survivor and the service provider, working with one common goal: to support survivor-centred response in cases of GBV and SVAMB.