Empowerment Self-Defense 
For Translators and Interpreters.

September 29th, 2020 - October 20th, 2020

4 consecutive sessions on Tuesdays 

3:30PM - 5:00PM EEST

Registration deadline is September 23, 2020

Course Description:

In this introductory online course, participants will be invited to learn more about Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD), a trauma-informed, holistic and evidence-based methodology of violence prevention education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in physical activities, conversations and pedagogical games that develop: confidence, self-worth, assertive communication techniques, strengthening intuition and identifying, setting and maintaining one’s boundaries.

This course is designed specifically for interpreters and translators, in order for them to support ESD facilitators. After taking this course, you will also have the chance to apply for an ESD Instructor Training Course.


Course facilitator:

Aude Mulliez

ESD Global Latin American and Carribbean Programs Coordinator

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Aude Mulliez is the ESD Global Latin American and Caribbean Programs Coordinator, focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, and African regions. Since January of 2020, she has led online initiatives to bring online ESD training to the humanitarian sector, by providing training to organizations working with refugees and migrants. She is passionate and driven by grassroots and community led initiatives and thoroughly enjoys being able to connect and support women led initiatives.


Aude holds a Masters in International Peace Studies, with a focus on Gender and Peacebuilding from the University for Peace. She first heard of Empowerment Self Defense from a Trans-rights activist in Costa Rica and pursued training as an Instructor at the first ESDG Instructor Training in 2017. She has been motivated ever since to share these tools and the opportunity to become an instructor with her communities and other experts in Gender Based Violence and Empowerment. Accordingly, Aude coordinated the first Latin American and Caribbean Instructor Training in 2019 in Costa Rica for 18 women from 8 different LAC countries and has since become a Master instructor for ESD Global.