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.

 

 

 

Layla Ibrahim is Innocent campaign

Dear friends
We are writing to ask for your support in our campaign to get justice for rape survivor Layla Ibrahim, and to challenge the brutally unjust victimisation of women who report rape.

Layla was attacked by two strangers in 2009. Despite clear evidence of her injuries she was disbelieved by the authorities, as thousands are, accused of making a false allegation and prosecuted. While her attackers are free to attack again, Layla served a prison sentence (she is now out) and has a criminal record.
Layla is the victim of a miscarriage of justice and we are working with her and her family to clear her name. We are demanding that:
The Ministry of Justice and Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) order a new investigation into Layla Ibrahim’s rape so her conviction can be overturned and her attackers caught and prosecuted.

Please circulate this email to any individuals or organisations, and tweet, retweet, share and post the following links on your facebook to help us to reach as many as possible.
Petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/layla-ibrahim-is-innocent
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/laylaibrahimisinnocent/?fref=ts
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWfO4dg_WUI
We will publicise the campaign in the coming months with a press conference and updates from the Ministry of Justice and CCRC.

Thanks for your support.
Women Against Rape
 

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