Understanding experiences of deaf female victims of domestic, sexual & gender-based violence

22nd June 2021

Understanding experiences of deaf female victims of domestic, sexual & gender-based violence

INFORMATION EVENT  For police officers and trainers and policing researchers

Understanding experiences of deaf female victims of domestic, sexual & gender-based violence

WHEN: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

WHERE: Teams

TIME: 3.00-4.00pm (UK time)

You are invited to an information event for police officers and trainers and policing researchers as part of the JUSTISIGNS 2 project from the SIGNS@HWU cluster of the Centre of Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland at Heriot-Watt University in collaboration with the Scottish institute for Policing Research.

The JUSTISIGNS2 project was created to improve access to support services for deaf women in cases of Domestic and Sexual Gender-Based Violence (DSGBV) by increasing awareness & providing training to legal and support service providers and BSL interpreters who work with victims

The goal of this event is to highlight the challenges faced by deaf female victims of DSGBV who use British Sign Language (BSL) in particular when they come into contact with the police, and to articulate the goals of the project to lay groundwork for future training opportunities for the police that will emerge from the project.

The webinar will be facilitated by the UK project manager Professor Jemina Napier from Heriot-Watt University, and and Det Sgt Frank Keegan from Police Scotland's Domestic Abuse unit.

If you would like to participate, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158608481237

https://justisigns2.com

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