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.

 

 

 

Ministry of Justice

Women Against Rape response to MOJ regarding children and vulnerable adults

Today, Justice Minister Chris Grayling unveiled new proposals to be piloted in three courts – to exclude children and vulnerable adults from court trials, have them cross-examined in advance without the jury present, and a video played in court.

The Ministry of Justice said that currently ‘Judges have the power to intervene to prevent overly aggressive cross-examination and character assassinations.’ (Guardian) But they are clearly not using these powers enough.

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