Stand Up against Violence against Women and Children this Women’s day

The DNA Project is joining forces with a number of Women’s Day Events this weekend, to create greater awareness around the pressing issue of rape in South Africa. These events will not only provide a platform to teach women how valuable DNA evidence is to secure convictions but will highlight how important it is to ensure that DNA evidence is collected within 48 hours after a sexual assault. The earlier we can identify rapists, the sooner we can take them off our streets, preventing them from attacking again‚Ķand again. One of our Trainer’s, Jenna van den Munckhof will be presenting at two such events this weekend where she will share her personal experience which has endeared her to the underlying cause of The DNA Project. Jenna hopes to educate as well as inspire South Africans to stand up and be counted in order to make a difference in our country.

Jenna at a recent rally to stand up against rape and violence against women and children in South Africa.

Jenna at a recent rally to stand up against rape and violence against women and children in South Africa.

More about the events:

Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful

This year the theme is Violence Against Young Women and Girls and aims to address the current wave of violation be it through abusive relationships, murder or rape. The statistics speak for themselves and therefore bare no repeating. Atrocities and violence toward women needs to be addressed.

On Saturday 10 August at Iziko National Museum, Cape Town, South Africa  guest speakers from the NPA (National Prosecuting Authority) and The DNA Project will give more insight on this subject.

On Friday, 9th August De La Plaix in Klapmuts will host the Bags of Hope women’s day event. Unfortunately tickets to this event have been sold out.

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