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.

 

 

 

Stop Jailing Rape Victims - Workshop

18 October 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Stop Jailing Rape Victims

Reporting violence or defending yourself can land you in prison. Gail Sherwood and Layla Ibrahim were attacked by strangers; accused of lying after a biased police investigation they were jailed for two and three years. Rhiannon Brooker, mother of a 10-month-old baby, was jailed for 3 ½ years in June. In the US Charmaine Pfender is serving life for killing her rapist. Over 50% of women in UK prisons have suffered domestic violence; 33% sexual violence. Campaign with Women Against Rape to end these miscarriages of justice.

Anarchist Bookfair Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, Room 241 (2nd floor)

 

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