Detail

Designing for Dignity

Wide visualization map with white grids filled with text and data of walk-thru public safety scenarios. Featuring an orange genderless figure walking outside, going to a hospital and police stations.
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Prevention and Response

Landscape of sexual violence in Oslo

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WE SURVEYED 106 FEMALE STUDENTS FROM AHO

Average fear of getting raped: 5-6 on a scale of 1-10

Who do you tell when you got out? 96% friends

What do girls a AHO do when they are scared alone walking in a public space? 80% call somebody

After an incident, where would you immediately go? 46% Hospital, 40% Home, 16% Police

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RAPE STATISTICS DIAGRAM

33.3%   Party related rapes

25.3 % Relation rapes

20.4%   Vulnerability rapes

12.9%   Sexual assaulted rapes

8.1%     Others

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PARTY-RELATED RAPES are connected to parties and an outdoor life in the city. The rapes are often linked to young adults on the weekends, especially after a party, on their way home, at an afterparty and at sleep overs. Many of the victims who have reported party-related rapes to the police describe the incident with blurry memories and blackouts. Most of these types of reports describe that the victims have been drugged and the consumption of alcohol is highly involved.

 

HOME, nowhere is this taboo more stubborn than in the family home, long considered off-limits for law enforcement and the state. “The statistics tell us that the safest place for women is outside on the street – most rapes happen at home,” said Tove Smaadahl, the general manager of the Shelter Movement. In a 2005 survey by the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 9 percent of female respondents in a relationship reported experiencing sexual assault.

 

RELATION RAPES occur mainly between couples that have a committed relationship, such as husband and wife, or people that share an apartment, or couples that have had a serious relationship before. Most of these types of rapes are rarely reported to the police, and when they are, they are not reported right away after the crime has occurred. The time when the victim decides to report this crime is usually related to the time the couple has ended their relationship. The victim has a coercive attitude towards sex and is often afraid of the partner’s violent behavior. When these types of crimes are described the victims are described as passive and powerless of taking actions. The offender is described as a threatening person with a demanding personality. The reports on some cases involve violent harassment towards the victim.

 

PIRATE TAXI are a common problem in Oslo, from time-to-time drunk people take a ride, and some got raped.

 

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POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN OSLO

Sentrum / Police Station: (24 hour service)

Sentrum police station has a Friday meeting with different stakeholders who secure and prevent possible crimes on the street:

Taxi drivers

Car Patrol officer

Night Ravens

Private Security Guards

Intelligence Service

Police Stations: Majorstua, Stovner, Manierud, Grønland

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TRANSPORT SYSTEMS (right to left)

Public transport

Taxi

Car service

Police

Ambulance

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OSLO EMERGENCY HOSPITAL>>>

The Emergency Medical Agency – Sexual Assault Center

Enter the emergency hospital

Reception

Register a patient in SAA sheet

Call social worker

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COUNSELING ROOM AND SERVICES

Place a cloth between the patient and the couch

Patient sits on the couch

Make a patient feel safe

Sort out what happened

Offer different services available

Explain different reactions

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FORENSIC MEDICAL SERVICES

Initial questions

Explain FME (forensic medical examination)

Tests

External swabs

Ask nurse questions

FME: Ask patient what to do first

Body inspection

Body orifice

At the end, patient is offered:

     Stay overnight

     Take a shower

     Info about other services

     Schedule follow-up

     Medication for HIV

     Written info of performed exams

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OPTIONAL LAWYER >>>

You have the right to 3 hours of free lawyer advice before you even report it to the police.

Overgrepsmottaket (Sexual Assault Center), Police and resource centers can arrange it for you.

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OSLO POLICE STATION >>>

Enter the police station

Reception

Registers the victim and calls investigator

Waiting room

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INTERROGATION ROOM AND LEGAL SERVICES TO PROSECUTE THE CASE

1 Explain the rights the victim has

2 Victim explains what happened in detail

3 Where were you?

4 Do you know the perpetrator?

5 Are there any witnesses?

6 Were you influenced by substances?

7 What were you wearing?

8 Date and time?

9 How is your social life?

10 Explain the free lawyer services available

11 Schedule a follow up for witnesses

12 Can schedule another interrogation session if needed

13 If offender is known, they will also interrogate him/her

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OPTIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS >>>

DIXI Resource Center

What the DIXI Resource center has to offer

One-on-one chats with rape victims and their families

Discussion groups for rape victims and their families

Telephone advice

Guidance by e-mail and text messaging

Information on rights and obligations

Themed evenings and talks

Information on the public assistance agencies available

Talks at schools, for politicians, associations and welfare agencies in general

List of lawyers who can work on your behalf and psychologists/therapists that we prefer to recommend

Recommended reading list

 

We are bound by a duty of confidentiality!

Our services are free of charge.

You are always welcome to get in touch with us.

GIGA-map Detail

2012

Designers: Manuela Aguirre and Jan Kristian Strømsnes (Oslo, Norway)

The GIGA-map is a design process tool that enabled the designers to organize and internalize the vast amount of collected information — images, illustrations, interviews. Visualizing the prevention and response landscape, the map traced the survivor’s journey through the system, provided stakeholders a shared picture of each operation, and identified service touchpoints.

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