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Preventing Family Violence: The Critical Role of Language Services in Legal Settings

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Understanding the nuances of language and culture is paramount in ensuring equitable access to justice and support services for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in Australia. Statistics reveal that non-English speaking multicultural communities in Australia have a much lower understanding of violence against women (22%) in comparison to communities with high English proficiency (48%). This is a direct result of the language barriers affecting family violence & legal services.

Presented by Polaron Language Services & Myriad Kofkin Global, this forum aims to improve communication & introduce firm policy frameworks for linguistically diverse communities facing family violence issues. The panel is comprised of esteemed industry professionals from the language, family violence, law enforcement & legal industries. You will hear from the CEO of Safe and Equal, Tania Farha, Senior Sergeant at Victoria Police, Maha Sukkar, Pharmacist & Migration Lawyer, Emily Dimitriadis, Director of Afghan Women on the Move Inc, Maryam Zahid and Polaron Language Services very own founder & director, Eva Hussain JP.

Key topics for discussion include:
1. The impact of language barriers on accessing legal support and services.
2. Culturally sensitive strategies for effective interpretation and translation in domestic violence contexts.
3. Legal frameworks and policies promoting language access in the domestic violence sector.
4. Collaborative efforts to enhance language accessibility and support for the legal sector


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May 23
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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