Domestic violence / domestic abuse

11:00 Dec 6, 2014
English to Lithuanian translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / domestic violence
English term or phrase: Domestic violence / domestic abuse
"Domestic violence" vs "domestic abuse". What would be the difference between the two and how would you recommend translating them into Lithuanian? I have decided to use „šeiminis smurtas“ for "domestic violence", while "domestic abuse" could be less severe form of violence in my understanding, but I have trouble coming up to a proper and legally adequate equivalent.

Translation specification like "fizinis" or "emocinis" do not fit, as the text also contains "physical violence" and "emotional" to as types of violence and abuse.

Would very much appreciate any ideas or specific terms.
Ana Novikaite
Local time: 22:26

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3Smurtas šeimoje / išnaudojimas šeimoje
Inga Jokubauske

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domestic violence / domestic abuse
Smurtas šeimoje / išnaudojimas šeimoje

Manau, violence labiau siejamas su fiziniu smurtu, o abuse yra platesnė sąvoka, apimanti ir fizinę, ir emocinę, ir seksualinę prievartą ir pan.

Lietuviškai 'smurtas šeimoje' taip pat apima visas smurto rūšis, tai tiktų abiem atvejais, bet kai tokia situacija, kad reikia skirtingo pavadinimo abiems, tai gal tiktų:

Smurtas šeimoje / išnaudojimas šeimoje
(terminas 'išnaudojimas' taip pat gali būti taikomas emocinio ir seksulainio išnaudojimo atvejais, gal kiek keisčiau skambėtų fizinis išnaudojimas).

Inga Jokubauske
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:26
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
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