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.

 

 

 

Join us on the Mothers March and Speak Out, central London, 12 March

Event

Start and End Dates

Location

Square (north side) Speak-out 2pm: Room G2, SOAS,

Entry price

Donations welcome

 

Dear friends,

We invite you to the Mothers March and Speak Out on Saturday 12 March which we have endorsed.  Many rape survivors took part last year; we hope many will again.  We want to make visible the experiences of mothers and other carers who are rape survivors, or whose children are rape survivors, and how fighting for justice and protection is part of the caring work we do for our loved ones.  Over 90% of rapists go free, while increasingly rape victims are being jailed for so-called false allegations. 

Life-saving resources such as social security benefits, refuges and legal aid, essential to escaping violent relationships, are now being cut.  Poverty and job losses are making us and our children more dependent on men and therefore more vulnerable.  For those of us who are asylum seekers, the threat of violence is magnified – we are often destitute or in detention, easy targets for rape and racist attacks.  Many are separated from our children (more here).  Over 70% of women contacting us from detention have suffered rape and other violence.

Let people in your networks know about the Mothers March, circulate leaflets.  If you are in an organisation, ask them to endorse the march. 

They will destroy all our protections unless we stop them.  

Hoping to see you on the day.  If you can’t come, please send a message of support.

Warmest wishes,

Against rape,

Cristel,                                                      Lisa,
Black Women’s Rape Action Project               Women Against Rape

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