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.

 

 

 

Brian Witty

Rapist Brian Witty jailed indefinitely

In the Media

Former Territorial Army Parachute Regiment captain is told he must serve a minimum of eight years

Press Association
guardian.co.uk, Friday 25 May 2012 14.53 BST

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Brian Witty, who attacked two women he met on a dating website and two more he met in bars. Photograph: Metropolitan police/PA

A former soldier who carried out a string of sex attacks has been jailed indefinitely.

Judge Nicholas Price QC described Brian Witty, 41, as a "predatory rapist" as he told the former Territorial Army Parachute Regiment captain he would serve at least eight years before he could be considered for release.

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Brian Witty rape victim feared he would kill her after being released

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Miss C said she was distraught when police initially decided not to prosecute Witty and lost her job after becoming depressed

Rachel Williams
The Guardian, Friday 25 May 2012 16.43 BST

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Brian Witty has been jailed for three rapes and one sexual assault between 1995 and 2011. Photograph: Metropolitan police/PA

A victim of a serial rapist who was jailed indefinitely on Friday has told how she was so scared he would strike again after police initially released him without charge that for a year she slept in her bathroom, her only room she could lock.

The woman, Miss C, said she considered suicide after being told there was not enough evidence to prosecute Brian Witty, a banker and former Territorial Army captain. She became depressed and lost her job, and has hardly worked since.

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Brian Witty – another serial rapist brought to justice, but why did it take four women before he was stopped?

PRESS RELEASE

In Kingston Crown Court today Brian Witty was found guilty of three counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Brian Witty, former captain in the Paras, then city banker, was found guilty of three rapes and one sexual assault, spanning 17 years – 1995 to 2011. All four women had been attacked shortly after meeting and drinking with him. Two had met him via the website DatingDirect.com; three were raped in Witty’s flat; the fourth was sexually assaulted in the street. Each woman reported to the police right away and each time Witty was questioned – but not charged. He claimed the women consented and despite the police and Crown Prosecution Service knowing that he had been reported more than once he was let go – three times. Only when the fourth woman reported, in August 2011, were the four cases revisited and charges laid.

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