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.

 

 

 

Romania

Report of visit to Romania by WAR

p1090692.jpgIn April, Women Against Rape was invited to Romania to take part in a weekend of workshops organised by a women’s group in Bucharest called Sprijin Dupa Viol – Support After Rape. Two of us went. It was our first time in Romania, and we were very excited to be meeting an anti-rape organisation there.

Women involved in the group have in the past co-organised Slutwalk Bucharest and demonstrations demanding protection orders for women experiencing domestic violence (similar to a UK restraining order). They told us that there are very few organisations supporting women who have suffered rape and domestic violence - in particular in cases of sexual violence, the resources are extremely scarce.

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