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It's important that you take pictures of bruises and injuries on multiple occasions and save them as separate notes. Injuries, especially bruises, change over time. A new injury may initially appear as redness but develop into a large bruise a few days later.
All pictures of injuries should be taken with a ruler and photographed in a way that an outsider can understand where the injury is located on the body. This may require taking multiple pictures of an injury, which is also encouraged.
Always take pictures in ample light, for example, position yourself so that the injury receives daylight from a window.All pictures of injuries should be taken with a ruler and photographed in a way that an outsider can understand where the injury is located on the body. This may require taking multiple pictures of an injury, which is also encouraged. Always take pictures in ample light, for example, position yourself so that the injury receives daylight from a window.
Anything that supports a claim, sequence of events, or factual situation is considered evidence. The purpose of Evi is to gather evidence in one place that supports one or multiple different events. Therefore, it's important for you to consider everything relevant to save.
Example 1: “The person got angry, threw things at me, and grabbed my arm tightly before storming out of the door.“ Save pictures of broken objects that were thrown. Take pictures of any injuries/bruises on the arm on multiple occasions since bruises change over time.
Example 2: The person has threatened me both in phone calls and through text messages.
Save screenshots of messages; it's important to establish the time of the event. You can search online for how to take a screenshot with your phone. Save recorded calls with the person where threats are made. In conversations where you participate, you are allowed to record the other party. There are apps that automatically record calls with selected contacts.
Many people are unaware of or turn a blind eye to being subjected to violence. It can also be difficult to recognize when someone close to you, such as a colleague, is being subjected to violence. Violence comes in different forms and can manifest in various ways. The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden defines violence as criminal acts such as physical violence and sexual abuse. Violence can also include actions that create a pattern of vulnerability in the other party. Some examples of psychological violence are derogatory comments, economic exploitation, neglect, and isolation from friends and family. In other words, violence is a broad concept that includes categories such as psychological, physical, sexual, digital, material, economic violence, and post-violence.
In addition to providing the website Evidencediary, where victims can easily document what they have been subjected to, we also work preventively against domestic violence in the workplace. We do this by training staff and leaders on how to detect if someone is in an abusive relationship and how to have difficult conversations with those suspected of being harmed in a professional and empathetic manner. We also guide you on how to handle the response and help you develop clear guidelines on how to proceed and support the affected person based on their specific situation and your company. We offer tailored support services to both employees and leaders during the ongoing work and assist you in evaluating the efforts afterwards.
Acts of violence can have different characteristics and often consist of a combination of different actions.
In addition to this, violence can also manifest in other ways:
Intimate partner violence can affect anyone, regardless of gender or age. According to statistics, most victims are women. Children are also greatly affected, both directly and indirectly, because of violence between caregivers.