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.




IPCC; police; Sapphire; Southwark; justice; complaints

'My daughter has seen her rapist several times... He just grins at her'

In the Media

Evening Standard, Viv Groskop, 26 November 2010

Taking a stand: Sally Freeman (not her real name) is angry that the police didn’t do more to convict her daughter’s rapist

It's back in the news,” sighs Sally Freeman. “Women are still having to go and complain.”

Freeman has spent the past four years campaigning to raise awareness of the police's incompetent treatment of rape cases.

As the Evening Standard reported this month, three officers from the Met's “Sapphire” sex crimes unit face possible prosecution over allegations that part of a victim's statement was fabricated.

Freeman's interest is personal — she has watched her 20-year-old daughter's life be virtually destroyed in the wake of a rape case where a conviction was not secured.

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