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Women from marginalised communities who go to the police for help after experiencing rape or other forms of gendered violence are being denied access to interpreters and translators, given documents they can't read and even told that the police can't do anything to protect them from their perpetrator.
LL was married to a perpetrator who became aggressive and controlling. When he learned she wanted to leave him, the abuse escalated. He threatened to cancel her visa application as an EU spouse and have her deported. She went to the police and tried to report him. Without providing an interpreter, the police officer tried to communicate with her using Google Translate. The survivor could not understand anything and she was unsure whether the officer understood her either.