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.




Rose Najjemba

How we won: Urgent appeal to women in prominent positions & women's organisations

We are asking for your help to protest against the shocking endorsement of rape by the Home Office, the Immigration Appellate Authority and the High Court in relation to Ms Rose Najjemba. A mother of five, she was violently raped during interrogation by Ugandan soldiers who accused her of selling goods to opposition forces while her son was beaten almost to death in front of her and then taken off by them (he has not been heard of since). Ms Najjemba has waived the right to anonymity to which all rape victims are entitled in order to fight for the justice and protection she deserves.

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