ASPIRE: Interpreters and family violence
This resource summarises research findings on the impact of interpreting issues on immigrant and refugee women’s experiences of family violence. It will be useful for service providers who work with immigrant and refugee women, men and community groups.
This fact sheet was created as part of the ASPIRE project, “Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia”, which was completed in December 2016. The project worked with communities in eight locations (two inner-city, three outer-suburban, and three regional) across Victoria and Tasmania to generate evidence about immigrant and refugee women’s experiences of violence.
This fact sheet provides insight into the impact of interpreting issues on immigrant and refugee women’s experiences of family violence, including:
- the barriers to effective interpreting
- interpreters’ experiences of translating for family violence and their perspectives on barriers
- the consequences of interpreting issues
- the strategies and solutions deployed by service providers to minimise potential harms caused by problems with interpreting
- the characteristics of experienced and capable interpreters.
Vaughan, C., Davis, E., Murdolo, A., Chen, J., Murray, L., Block, K., Quiazon, R., & Warr, D. (2016). ASPIRE: Interpreters and family violence [Fact sheet]. ANROWS.