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.




Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Testimony for NICE guidelines re post traumatic stress disorder


Published by NICE in a 2005 guideline to the NHS on post traumatic stress disorder

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) – the body that recommends which treatments the NHS should use for specific illnesses and conditions - invited WAR to help develop guidance for the care and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as part of a group of health professionals, patients and carer’s representatives and technical experts. WAR became a ‘special adviser’ to the group. In 2004, WAR and BWRAP gave the group a presentation on Rape Trauma Syndrome, along with two women rape survivors seeking asylum who had used our services. They spoke compellingly about their health and general situation. The following is the testimony given by one of the women, which was published in the NICE guideline on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2005.

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