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.




GREAT NEWS! Linda Nakibuuka’s flight to Uganda has been cancelled!

Information: 0207 482 2496

Thanks to all those who responded to our call for help. Ms Nakibuuka was targeted for rape because of her sexuality and was refused protection by the police in Uganda. She remains very traumatized by her terrible experiences and has been attending the self-help group which Women Against Rape helps co-ordinate. The Home Office has refused to accept that she is a lesbian despite overwhelming evidence from LBGTQ organizations supporting her. WAR has also made submissions to about the impact of Ms Nakibuuka’s ordeal and her ongoing needs as a victim of torture. The Home Office refused all this evidence and was planning to remove her tonight at 8pm. We continue to work with her lawyer in pursuing her legal case. Ms Nakibuuka urgently needs to be released while her case is reconsidered so that she can access our own and other support.

Women Against Rape