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.




Launch of new and updated Self-help Guide for Asylum Seekers and their Supporters

From Legal Action for Women

6pm Thursday 27 June 2013

Crossroads Women's Centre
25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX

Launch of new and updated


Cristel Amiss
, Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Liz Cross, North London Asylum Seeker Drop-In
Maurine Mahoro, All African Women’s Group
Ronan Toal, Garden Court Chambers

Self-help is crucial to winning asylum and immigration cases especially in the face of changes in the law and increased witch-hunts against immigrant people and legal aid cuts. This Guide is needed more than ever at a time when thousands of people face being sent back to their country of origin, many of whom have suffered rape and other torture and persecution and/or have lived in the UK for years.

Legal Action for Women T: 020 7482 2496 F: 020 7267 7297

Endorsed by:
All African Women’s Group
Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Women Against Rape