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.

 

 

 

6 months rule

Hampstead mother’s campaign to change law on domestic violence reaches United Nations

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Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

by Tom Marshall
Friday, April 18, 2014
8:00 AM
Ham & High
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/court-crime/hampstead_mother_s_campaign_to...

A mother’s campaign to scrap a legal time limit that is robbing countless domestic violence victims of justice has been taken to the United Nations.

Kentish Town pressure group Women Against Rape (WAR) has submitted evidence to the UN’s special rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, on how the six-month limit on common assault charges protects many domestic abusers and is harming justice in Britain.

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‘I was murdered by my ex-husband in 1994’: Domestic violence victim calls for change in law on historic abuse

In the Media

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This woman, who was abused by her husband for a decade, has urged the government to change the law on historic domestic violence cases. Picture: Nigel Sutton This woman, who was abused by her husband for a decade, has urged the government to change the law on historic domestic violence cases. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Tom Marshall and Emma Youle
Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00 AM
Ham & High 
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/court-crime/hampstead_domestic_violence_vi...

Twenty years ago this woman was slapped so violently on the head by her husband that she suffered a brain haemorrhage, causing injuries that will end her life prematurely.

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