This is the joint website of  Women Against Rape and Black Women's Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

WAR was founded in 1976. It has won changes in the law, such as making rape in marriage a crime, set legal precedents and achieved compensation for many women. BWRAP was founded in 1991. It focuses on getting justice for women of colour, bringing out the particular discrimination they face. It has prevented the deportation of many rape survivors. Both organisations are multiracial.

 

 

 

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Demanding Justice

Children + Social Work Bill- in the House of Commons, 5 December

Write to Lords before 8 Nov debate on Children and Social Work Bill - details & model letter

After the Ched Evans case - Attorney General to look at rape trials

Thanks to Manic Pixie Dream Girls for raising money for WAR at Edinburgh Festival

Please support Layla's campaign: Facebook campaign, You Tube interview & petition

Family support at risk from Children's Bill - Letter

Film report from Shirley Oaks Survivors Association with whistleblowers. Please support this important campaign for justice

Suffer the Little Children - stop forced separations of mothers and children public meeting on 7 June

High Court rules in favour of rape victim who retracted, Guardian 1 Aug
background to the case: Jailed for false retraction, rape victim to challenge reduced compensation report in Guardian 31 May

Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on prostitution

Music video from Shirley Oaks Survivors Association - please support this justice campaign 

Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court - a play about an historic trial Trailer
Tribune review by Cary Gee
Photos  Guardian article by Owen Bowcott

Join WAR's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9970675372/

Child Rape in Rotherham: Questions rape survivors, parents and the general public want answers to
Read more: key points from Dr Jay’s report

An ex soldier appeals to survivors to get in touch
'Military rape is like being abused by your family’

New Inquest into 1995 Deepcut soldier's death

False allegations or miscarriages of justice?

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High Court rules in favour of rape victim who retracted, Guardian 1 Aug
 

Turning victims into criminals - article in Socialist Lawyer

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims meeting in House of Commons 2014
Media coverage

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Layla's story: jailed after reporting a sexual assault Guardian

Please support Layla's campaign: Facebook campaign 
You Tube interview & petition


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Asylum from Rape

 
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Home Office refuses to reveal

whether women in Yarl's Wood

have been raped in case it

'damages the commercial

interestsof companies,

The Independent, 12 June 2016  

. . . Our response on RT

 

Transnational day of action to close detention centres - 

We've had eneough - End Detention Now! Sat 7 May,

simultaneous demonstrations across the UK and in several

other countries are being held at eight detention centres to

demand their closure. British Library, 96 Euston Rd NW1 2DB  

Briefing Against the Immigration Bill 2015 
Opposition to the Immigration Bill continues to grow.
In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be
withdrawn or suspended to allow proper consideration of
a government commissioned report . . .

'Women of colour are too often ignored in the fight
against rape'
- published on UN Day for the elimination
of violence against women

 
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Report by anti-rape campaigners, sent to all MPs, documents complaints from current and former detainees at the Bedfordshire immigration removal centre

 

 

 Guardian article

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Donations

Much of our work is unfunded and relies on donations. For donations to WAR:

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What people say about WAR

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Success stories & testimonies from survivors

Scrap the benefit cap

Self-Help Guide for survivors

_55243921_jex_1162034_de27-1.jpgJustice is Your Right - A Self-Help Guide for survivors of rape & sexual assault & their supporters. Download it or read more here

From a user: "Thank you for the brilliant self-help guide... It was only once I had read it, that I could fully come to terms with the fact that what happened to me was rape." More

We are here because . . .

We are here becauseWe are here because . . . is an inspiring and moving collection of online video and other testimonies, filmed, recorded, edited and produced by Black/women of colour, as part of an ongoing BWRAP project . . . more

No to anonymity for men accused of rape

On rape allegations against Julian Assange

500px-wikileaks_logo.svg_.pngWAR comment on UN decision, Today programme Radio 4

We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited

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Statistics

In 70% - 90 % of rapes the victim knew the rapist, and in approx. 50 % of cases, the rapist was a partner or ex-partner. 

Of Black women, nearly 1 in 8 has suffered racist sexual assault.

98% of domestic violence is not reported to the police.

An estimated 70% of women seeking asylum in Britain have fled rape.

Only 5.6% of domestic violence ends in conviction. 

23% (almost 1 in 4) of all women in the UK (over 16) have been raped.

One to two women a week are murdered by their partner or ex-partner.

1 in 4 rape survivors have been raped more than 4 times.

A third of women in Britain have suffered domestic violence.

Approximately 85% of all rapes are not reported.

Only 6.5% of reported rapes end in conviction. Crime in general conviction rate is 34%.

One in four teenage girls has experienced violence in a relationship and one in 16 have been raped.