In the period between December and January, the CGRS organised a training course on gender for the interpreters who work for the CGRS. In 2012, the CGRS already organised a similar training course.
During the course, interpreters received advice on how to interpret asylum stories based on gender-related motives in a more professional way, on an emotional, attitudinal as well as a linguistic level.
The course aims at enhancing the interpreters’ neutrality and open-mindedness during such interviews. During the course they learn to detach themselves emotionally from the asylum stories and to use appropriate vocabulary.
At the end of January 2017, 110 interpreters divided into eight groups had followed the training.
This training is co-financed by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).