Friday, September 15, 2017

Somalia Opens First Forensic Lab in Puntland

VOA- Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits.

 Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished.

 The new forensic lab in Somalia's Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence. Neha Wadekar reports for VOA from Garowe, Somalia