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.

 

 

 

Please help reunite Jeto Titti with Josh, her son

Jeto Titti’s long struggle to be reunited with her children has met another obstacle. She has to apply for a visa for her middle child, Josh, in the next couple of weeks because on 14 November he turns 18 and children who are 18 or over lose the right to join their parents in the UK. The visa costs £644. Jeto has no savings, a paltry weekly income of £64 a week and due to severe ill health is unable to work. We know that many supporters will be feeling pinched financially, but Jeto has no other way of raising this vital money and is therefore compelled to ask for your help.

Jeto Titti has been battling for eight long years to be reunited with her three precious children. She came to the UK from Rwanda after soldiers raided the family house, killed her husband and raped her. She left her children behind because she knew they would be safer without her. She has won leave to remain in the UK but was denied the automatic right to family reunion. She has to apply through the courts for the children to be able to join her and this is taking yet more time. An application for the visa fee to be waived was refused. If Josh’s visa application is not submitted before 14 November he will not be able to come here and will be permanently separated from his mother and brother.

Jeto has been centrally involved in her case and has used that expertise to help others. Despite battling ill health and trauma she founded the Mothers Campaign of the All African Women’s Group (MoCa) and is one of Women Against Rape’s most dedicated volunteers. Her heartbreaking experiences have been reported widely.

Knowing that once again she had to appeal for your help she said:

Eight years have gone by and my children, now 15, 17, and 20, have had to grow up without their mother’s love and protection. Being separated has been unbearable for them and me. It is only the thought of them that keeps me going. Any contribution you can make will help our dreams come true. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope that one day I can write with the joyous news that we are together as a family.

DONATIONS

1. donationsthumbnail.htmDonate online -- please email us to let us know war@womenagainstrape.net.

2. By cheque to “Women Against Rape”, Crossroads Women’s Centre, PO Box 287, London NW6 5QX. Please specify that it is for the “Jeto Appeal”.

3. Direct into our account: please call on 020 7482 2496
 

STOP PRESS: Marueen Mahoro, another of our dedicated volunteers, won the right to be re-united with her children.

 

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