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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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

Demanding Justice

Nicola on Woman's Hour re How can women who bring historic cases of domestic violence after 6 months get justice?

Stop forced adoption of rape survivor's children

An ex soldier appeals to survivors to get in touch
'Military rape is like being abused by your family’
More on rape and sexual assault in the military

Why do the police deal with rape cases so badly? The Guardian
More on the police

Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape

No to anonymity for men accused of rape

On rape allegations against Julian Assange

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

Asylum from Rape

image001.jpgMessage from BWRAP to protestors of North West Detention Centre, Tacoma, US, 2 August 2014

No reprisals against women in detention who give evidence to parliamentarians of rape and sexual abuse in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre.
More on Rape and sexual abuse in detention

BWRAP & Ms Z from inside Yarl's Wood detention centre radio interview starts 7mins 10 sec in.

WAR protests Government hypocrisy at Global Time to Act summit on Radio 5 Live  Part 1   Part 2
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Asylum from Rape Bulletin May 2014 Some victories won over the last year and how you can help us win more in the year ahead!

FANTASTIC NEWS: NOELA CLAYE HAS WON HER CASE!

Urgent Appeal for Ms Freda Nsumba - a young lesbian woman seeking asylum from Uganda

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

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.