Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: 2-day Online Training Programme for Interpreters

JUSTISIGNS2 & Dublin Rape Crisis Centre


Interpreting sensitively with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced sexual violence

A 2-day online training programme for interpreters

Date: Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th February 2022

Time: 9:30 – 13:30

This training will be free of charge.

ISL interpreting provided.

Application Form

This training programme is designed to prepare and support interpreters providing services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have been affected by sexual violence.

The training will address social beliefs around sexual violence, the impact of sexual violence on a person, and key points in the legal process when a person reports an experience of sexual violence.

The principles and ethics of interpreting will be explored alongside issues which might arise in specific situations, such as Sexual Assault Treatment Units, Garda Stations, the Courts, and Counselling sessions.

Finally, the training will look at the impact of vicarious traumatization on the interpreter and strategies for self-care.

The training approach is participative and experiential and will include lectures, group discussions, video footage, and case studies. Our training is provided within an ethos of care for participants, and with respect for the existing knowledge and expertise of those who attend the training. We are aware that the issues on which we provide training are powerful and sensitive and can resonate quite deeply. Our approach is participative and experiential, but invitational and without pressure and participants are encouraged and supported to take care towards themselves.

For further information email etadmin@rcc.ie

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants who complete the two-day programme.

Application Form


The JUSTISIGNS2 project is a collaboration of experts from Ireland, Belgium, Spain and the UK undertaking research within the Deaf, migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking communities to investigate their experiences of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence and their interactions with victim support agencies.

Building on the work of the original JUSTISIGNS project, its aims include improving access to support services and the legal process through raising awareness and providing accessible information and resources and training for key actors such as police, interpreters and health workers.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The mission of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence. Since 1979, we have offered a wide range of services to men and women who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.

As a partner on the Justisigns2 project, the DRCC seeks to ensure that all victims/survivors of sexual violence are provided with information and care that supports their empowerment and resilience.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Dec, 2021
Expiry Date
15th Feb, 2022