Cultural Mediation Course
““ I don’t always enjoy interactive sessions because they feel a bit exposing but this was a fantastic example of how interactive sessions can feel safe and comfortable. It was good to have L. there too as somebody who has been on both sides.”Hibiscus Client
“ It was a really interesting session that I was able to get a lot out of. Having input from someone who has direct experience in Cultural Mediation was really insightful. Thank you.”Hibiscus Client
Working with migrant women, with whom English is not their first language; we noticed that they were confronted with additional barriers when accessing services. We, therefore, developed a pilot project to identify ways we can support survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence. We identified that the application of cultural mediation has been used in Europe as a way to help migrants navigate complex systems. We explored how cultural mediation is a more inclusive approach to help reduce cultural and language barriers experienced by migrants.
This training provides information on Cultural Mediation and its benefits when applied to communicate with and support migrant women. The aim is to provide an understanding of the language and cultural difficulties faced by migrant women and how these can be overcome with a Cultural Mediation approach. It will focus on women survivors of trafficking and/or gender-based violence. The session will also enhance the skills of frontline workers who already have an understanding of another language, religion and/or culture.