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.




Misjuging Rape

Launch of: Misjudging rape - Breaching Gender Guidelines and International Law in Asylum Appeals


Start and End Dates

A Dossier of how adjudicators (now known as immigration judges)
flout international law and even their own guidelines when they consider the asylum claims of women and girls seeking safety and protection from rape.

LaunchDoss128web.JPGLeft to right:
*Anver Jeevanjee, Member Asylum & Immigration Appeals Tribunal 1983-2004
*Sian Evans, Women Against Rape
*Cristel Amiss, Black Women’s Rape Action Project
*Ian Macdonald QC, speaking (and hosting the meeting)
*Jovanka Savic, Sutovic Hartigan Solicitors
*Sarah Kajumba, All African Women’s Group
Also speaking
*Louise Hooper, barrister, Garden Court Chambers

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