The Ethical Demands of Translating Gender-Based Violence

A Practice-Based Research Project

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a global pandemic with United Nations figures indicating that 1 in 3 women will suffer GBV in her life. This statistic sheds light on a disturbing escalation worldwide created by the social effects of COVID 19 and the refugee crisis in Europe.
Beyond those statistics are human beings, survivors, whose stories Dr Charlotte Bosseaux has explored in a multilingual documentary.
Dr Charlotte Bosseaux is interested in the ethical role played by translation when transmitting the experience of trauma and GBV survivors and in the way translators cope with the translation of challenging sensitive material. The project’s primary goals were to establish which translation methods or strategies are the most ethical when translating audiovisual personal narratives and to provide good practice guidelines for translators, translation companies, filmmakers and charities.