september, 2015

24sep - 25sep 249:00 amsep 25Domestic Violence and Interpreting: A National Forum9:00 am - 4:00 pm (25) Monash University Law Chambers


Event Details

On 24-25 September 2015, the Translation & Interpreting Studies Program, Monash University will convene a forum in Melbourne addressing the area of domestic violence and the provision of interpreting services.

The Forum brings together researchers in Translation and Interpreting Studies, Gender Violence, Criminology, Social Work, Psychiatry, a practising counsellor specialising in working with victims of domestic violence, a Melbourne Magistrate, representatives from In Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, a researcher/interpreter and practising interpreters.

The program addresses a topic area which has been prioritised by the Victorian State Government as one of high importance, as evidenced by the recent appointment of Australia’s first ever Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence as a member of the Cabinet of the Victorian Government.

This forum will feature a variety of different perspectives and is intended for practising professional interpreters, professionals employed in the languages services industry, researchers and policy-makers in language services and domestic violence, and for organisations providing services to the victims of domestic violence and their families.

Attendance at the forum is free, but registration at this forum is required. Please contact Dr Jim Hlavac by Friday 11 September to register your attendance on either or both days:


24 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 25 (Friday) 4:00 pm


Monash University Law Chambers

555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne