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 WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFER AFRICA

We aim to achieve a better understanding

of the respective needs of the various regions

in Africa to support the achievement of each country's strategic goals in developing DNA databases,

DNA policies and capacity-building. 

 DNA CSI
-fighting crime with science

This guide is developed to create DNA awareness around DNA evidence and DNA profiling in South Africa. It includes information for victims of crime, how to manage a crime scene and explains how DNA databases work to secure justice.

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PROMOTING DNA AWARENESS

Making Sense of
Forensic Genetics

This guide shares what DNA analysis can currently do in the criminal justice system, what its limitations are, and what might be possible in the future. It includes graphics and real-life cases where DNA evidence has been a game changer in investigations as well as where its misuse has led to miscarriages of justice. We hope this guide will be a useful resource to anyone who works with, or crosses paths with DNA evidence in the criminal justice system.

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WHAT CAN DNA TELL YOU ABOUT A CRIME?

RESEARCH COLLABORATION

Evaluating the CURRENT STATE of crisis response to sexual assault

Following discussions with African criminal justice professionals about issues of sexual violence in 2019,  RAINN set out to conduct a study about the existence and quality of crisis response to sexual assault in six African nations.

The aim of this research was to identify the availability of comprehensive

post-rape care for survivors, and the capacity to hold offenders

accountable through DNA evidence.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE REGIONS