Posted by in News on June 7, 2016

Insufficiency of forensic evidence stymies fight against GBV offenders

Tanzania: Insufficient collection of forensic evidence and poor management of scenes of crime are a stumbling block in cracking the whip against offenders of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC), stakeholders have cited.

A manual has been developed by Management and Development for Health (MDH), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). The manual insists that an efficient system requires a chain of evidence that allows the forensic evidence collected from the health facility to proceed to the forensic laboratory for analysis, and later to the police officers for appropriate action.

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Source: Daily News

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