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.

 

 

 

Safety First coalition - campaign to prioritise safety and decriminalise sex work

Policing & Crime Bill 2009: Prostitution proposals detrimental to safety

Policing & Crime Bill: Prostitution proposals detrimental to safety

As measures on prostitution in the Policing and Crime Bill are discussed this week, we respectfully ask Members of the House of Lords to consider our arguments on women’s safety and why we oppose Clauses 16 (loitering), 17 (‘rehabilitation’) and 21 (closure orders), as well as Clause 14 (strict liability) and 19 (kerb crawling).

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Rape and Prostitution – A Question of Consent

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Lord Faulkner,  Baroness Stern, John McDonnell MP and Niki Adams from the Englis

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Rape and Prostitution – A Question of Consent

While government feminists and religious fundamentalists say prostitution is rape and claim most sex workers have been trafficked, rapists continue to get away with it – the conviction rate for reported rape in England and Wales is 6%. But a growing international movement for women’s safety is demanding the decriminalisation of sex work. In England it is opposing a new bill to "rehabilitate" sex workers, raid brothels and criminalise clients. In San Francisco 41% voted for decriminalisation in the last election.

You Tube video of Ruth Hall of WAR speaking at the House of Commons meeting on 3 Feb

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