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Integrating Gender Perspective in Interpreter Training: A Fundamental Requirement in Contexts of Gender Violence

  • Carmen Toledano BuendíaEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter aims to present the importance of specialization and acquisition of gender competence for the practice of interpretation in contexts of gender-based violence. The arguments are of a political and technical nature, such as compliance with legislation or improvement of the efficiency and quality of the services available. However, there are also ethical considerations. Gender training equips interpreters with an interpretative framework from which to focus on violence as a structural and systematic phenomenon. This conceptualization removes any normalization or justification of violence. It also enables interpreters to develop critical awareness of their own actions that help them identify or recognize cultural prejudices and stereotypes that are internalized and rooted in society and that hinder the scrupulous technical neutrality and ethical commitment required.

Keywords

Gender perspective Interpreter training Gender violence Technical neutrality Ethical neutrality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English and German PhilologyUniversity of LagunaSan Cristóbal de La Laguna - TenerifeSpain

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