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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Women of colour are too often ignored in the fight against rape

In the Media

Morning Star - Features 25 November 2015 p8-9
by Cristel Amiss
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STARTING today, the UN has called for 16 days of action for the elimination of violence against women. This year’s theme is “prevention.”

According to UN Women, one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Who are the one in three? Is this figure accurate? Where did it come from? Does it include the majority of women and girls in the world who are of colour and grassroots, and the millions risking their lives to flee war? From the Democratic Republic of Congo to Haiti, from Iraq to Uganda, from India to Peru, our struggle to end rape is largely invisible.

In 2012 a young woman studying medicine in Delhi was gang raped and murdered.

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Women of colour are too often ignored in the fight against rape

In the Media

Morning Star - Features 25 November 2015 p8-9
by Cristel Amiss
________________________________________
STARTING today, the UN has called for 16 days of action for the elimination of violence against women. This year’s theme is “prevention.”

According to UN Women, one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Who are the one in three? Is this figure accurate? Where did it come from? Does it include the majority of women and girls in the world who are of colour and grassroots, and the millions risking their lives to flee war? From the Democratic Republic of Congo to Haiti, from Iraq to Uganda, from India to Peru, our struggle to end rape is largely invisible.

In 2012 a young woman studying medicine in Delhi was gang raped and murdered.

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