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.

 

 

 

26 March in Parliament, Stop the criminalisation of sex work

Women Against Rape invites you to this exciting meeting in Parliament on 26 March, which we are supporting in the interests of women’s safety. The meeting is organized by the English Collective of Prostitutes. As you may know, sex workers are saying increased criminalization endangers women because the threat of arrest further deters them from reporting violence to the police. Having worked with sex workers trying to get protection and justice after rape and domestic violence, WAR will speak at the meeting about what can be done.
We urge you to come along and hear the arguments
 

More info here: http://prostitutescollective.net/2014/03/03/3618/ 

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