“don’t keep it to yourself, talk about it”

This is what people who experienced sexual violence often hear. But how do you actually do that and where to start? This toolkit provides guidance in the conversation about this difficult topic.

talking is hard

“Narrators”(victims) often experience difficulties in communicating about their assault with “listeners” (friends, family, others). Overcoming feelings of fear, shame and guilt, telling a comprehensive and coherent story, and expressing the impact of the assault on their daily lives is often challenging. Many experience this as a significant barrier to sharing their story resulting in narrators keeping this to themselves, which limits the ability to come to a constructive ‘sharing moment’, which is often important to the recovery process.

but finding the right response as well

How do you respond when somebody shares this with you? Should you ask questions or not; and how can you help without disrespecting the needs of the narrator?

Despite these barriers, constructive sharing is essential: it can help to identify needs of the narrator; it can help to find professional help; and can increases chances of the narrator pressing charges which is required for prosecution.

To support the narrator and the listener in this process we have developed the toolkit “dare to share”. This toolkit offers various tools to create a constructive share moment.

the toolkit: dare to share

The toolkit is developed in such a way that it offers support for both the narrator and the listener before, during and after the conversation. The toolkit helps the narrator to identify what he/she likes to share with the listener. Different subjects are introduced such as the experience, feelings, needs, and requests. The toolkit supports the listener through information, tips and instructions.

content

  • Cards that offer guidance for what to share
  • Notebook in which experiences can be written down in order to facilitate the structuring of thoughts.
  • Notebook in which the narrator can identify which aspects he/she wants to share with the listener.
  • Handout for the listener that provides guidance on how to respond and act.

interested?

Please send us an email to hello@invi.world for more information. 

 

The Invi Bracelet offers a nonviolent form of self-defense. When activated, the bracelet releases a foul smell to deter agressors and alarm others.

use scents for nonviolent self-defense: In nature smell has proven to be an effective form of self-defense. Here at Invi, we have made the leap from biology to technology in a stylish way. In the form of a sleek bracelet, Invi enables you to walk around with the confidence of knowing you can defend yourself without using violence.

After activation the gas-like smell can be noticed within seconds and evokes a disgust reaction. This is an underestimated but very powerful human emotion as it serves to warn us for danger. The scent works disturbing, repellent and could result in a ‘flight’ reaction. However, reactions differ per person. According to academic research, the smell in the Invi Bracelet is safe to use and has a negative effect on sexual arousal.

Furthermore can the smell reach over 100 meters distance and can help to alarm others in the surrounding.

 

Quick activation. The award winning design and patented safety release system ensures the bracelet will only be activated when desired. Wear the Invi Bracelet during your daily commute, on runs, at night, anytime you feel like it. This is how it works

 

  1. press safety button

only now can the bracelet be activated

 

  1. pull with force

until the bracelet breaks. One time use!

 

  1. use scents for defense

and alarm others.

 

 

In case the Invi Bracelet has been used for self-defense, we provide our customers with a new bracelet free of charge! We do ask for evidence (e.g. police report) in order to prevent misuse and to encourage people to file a report at relevant organizations.

The bracelet is warranted against defects in material and manufacturing of the housing for 1 year from the date of purchase. The lifespan of the smell is at least 5 years.

Not covered by warranty: the band, damage or breakage caused by accident or dropping; lack of care; water damage and normal wear and tear.

 

Handmade quality. Each Invi Bracelet is made by hand and with the greatest care at our production facility in Amsterdam. We use high quality materials like stainless steel and genuine Italian leather, which make the Invi Bracelet a classy, versatile accessory.

Dimensions: Bead | length, 34mm, diameter, 7mm. Band | diameter, 5mm.

Color: The leather band is available in Black and Gray. Our limited editions have a band made of stainless steel in the colors Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. The bead and lock have a matte silver finishing.

One size fits all. Due to the adjustable clasp, the Invi Bracelet fits perfectly on 99% of all wrist sizes. One extension piece is included and you can always ask for an extra extension piece (free of charge) to enlarge the bracelet to a plus size.

 

We ship worldwide and for free. For international shipments we have the option “insured shipping” so you can Track & Trace your purchase. Packages fit through regular mailbox and orders are processed every business day. Please find the average shipping times below:

  • 1 to 2 days in the Netherlands
  • 3 to 8 days in Europe
  • 5 to 10 days outside Europe

* The limited edition colors Silver, Gold and Rose Gold are manufactured upon request and take two weeks extra.

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