IOM Ireland: Seminar - Protect II Project

IOM Ireland is hosting a seminar on the Protect II project and an introduction to cultural competency and understanding on December 8, 2021 at 2pm. Join us to learn more about the project that empowers migrant and ethnic minority survivors of DSGBV and suspected victims of trafficking, and learn some cultural competency skills to be used when working with these individuals in service provision. This event is free and registration is open until 1pm on Wednesday, December 8th.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the migration agency for the United Nations. Protect II is a collaborative project between IOM Ireland and the Department of Justice. The aim of the project is to support and empower migrant and ethnic minority survivors of gender-based violence and suspected victims of trafficking to access needed services. We must recognize that culture can be a barrier to service access and provision in Ireland. Protect II provides a capacity-building training for frontline service providers on cultural competency and understanding, a separate training on cultural mediation practice, and 11 cultural mediators ready to assist in bridging the gap between service users and service providers.

TRAINED CULTURAL MEDIATORS

In September, IOM Ireland recruited and trained 11 cultural mediators in the practice of cultural mediation to facilitate understanding between service users and service providers and to bridge the cultural gap. Our cultural mediators come from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.

CAPACITY-BUILDING TRAINING ON CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND UNDERSTANDING

The Protect II project offers a capacity-building training in cultural competency and understanding for frontline service providers who may work directly with migrant and ethnic minority survivors of gender-based violence and suspected victims of trafficking. The training covers the role of culture, barriers to service access and provision, working with cultural mediators, interpreters, and advocates, and working with migrants and ethnic minorities.

TRAIN THE TRAINER IN CULTURAL MEDIATION

The Protect II project also offers a training in cultural mediation for services who have identified individuals who could successfully carry out the tasks of cultural mediators. The training covers migration and trafficking, conflict and culture, the principles and code of practice of cultural mediation, trauma-informed care, and setting boundaries and self-care in cultural mediation work.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Elizabeth Romary at eromary@iom.int for more information on the project and to schedule trainings and mediator referrals.

Event registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iom-ireland-protect-ii-presentation-tickets-217058175847

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Nov, 2021
Region
Online
Expiry Date
8th Dec, 2021