Using Interpreters when Conducting Research with Survivors of Gender-based Violence


A key component of social justice and racial equity is language justice. These tools offer guidance and concrete suggestions to researchers working with diverse, multilingual and multicultural survivors. In this document you will find a) a practical definition of the concept of ‘interpretation’; b) a brief explanation of the importance of interpretation when working with survivors of gender-based violence; c) key considerations when working with interpreters prior, during, and after an interview; and d) a vignette with a real example of the earlier concepts, followed by discussion questions.

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