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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A Self-Help Guide for survivors of rape and sexual assault - Justice is Your Right

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This online version of the Self-Help Guide is a PDF file, to access it you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download free from the internet.  

Click here to download the Self-Help Guide.

To order a paper copy, please send a cheque to 'Women Against Rape', PO Box 287, London NW6 5QU.
Prices: inidividuals £3; unfunded organisations £5; professionals or solidarity price £10. Free to women in prison.

This is a collective effort based on decades of experience of survivors and campaigners. It offers ways to tackle obstacles to justice you many face when reporting violence.

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For Asylum Seekers and their Supporters: A Self-Help Guide against detention & deportation

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newhandbookcoverfinminiforweb.jpgFor Asylum Seekers and their Supporters: A Self-Help Guide against detention & deportation
This accessible step-by-step guide puts together information that is not usually available so that anyone determined to get protection and justice can find out how to do it. 

By Legal Action for Women

Download it here

Order a copy here

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BOOK Misjudging Rape: Breaching Gender Guidelines and International Law in Asylum Appeals

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Misjudging Rape: Breaching Gender Guidelines and International Law in Asylum Appeals
A Dossier of how adjudicators (now known as immigration judges) flout international law and even their own guidelines when they consider the asylum claims of women and girls seeking safety and protection from rape.
£3.00 individuals; £5.00 organisations;
£10.00 professionals/institutions

Order from All Women Count website

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