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.





False allegations or miscarriages of justice?


Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims meeting in House of Commons
Media coverage

'My partner raped me, and I was the one prosecuted'

109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners Guardian article
DPP defends decision to prosecute rape complainant who killed herself

Sign to support rape survivors Women's Aid Federation England is among the signatories

WAR on the case of Eleanor de Freitas BBC News 24   Sky News

Complaint re 9 Oct Loose Women TV Programme

Rhiannon Brooker - WAR comments on Appeal Court refuses to increase sentence
Guardian article

Alex from WAR on Radio 5 Live re stop jailing rape survivors

Rhiannon Brooker - victim not only of rape but of a miscarriage of justice

The rape victims prosecuted for "false" rape allegations Open Democracy article

Lisa Longstaff and Prof. Lisa Avalos launch US research
Link to the research


Layla's story: jailed after reporting a sexual assault Guardian

 on this campaign

Asylum from Rape

image005.jpgJuliet from All African Women's Group speaking about her detention to Russia Today

Asylum from Rape Bulletin December 2014 Some victories over the last year and . . . how you can help us win more in the year ahead!

No reprisals against women in detention who give evidence to parliamentarians of rape and sexual abuse in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre.
More on Rape and sexual abuse in detention

BWRAP & Ms Z from inside Yarl's Wood detention centre radio interview starts 7mins 10 sec in.


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Success stories & testimonies from survivors

Self-Help Guide for survivors

_55243921_jex_1162034_de27-1.jpgJustice is Your Right - A Self-Help Guide for survivors of rape & sexual assault & their supporters. Download it or read more here

From a user: "Thank you for the brilliant self-help guide... It was only once I had read it, that I could fully come to terms with the fact that what happened to me was rape." More

We are here because . . .

We are here becauseWe are here because . . . is an inspiring and moving collection of online video and other testimonies, filmed, recorded, edited and produced by Black/women of colour, as part of an ongoing BWRAP project . . . more

No to anonymity for men accused of rape

On rape allegations against Julian Assange


In 70% - 90 % of rapes the victim knew the rapist, and in approx. 50 % of cases, the rapist was a partner or ex-partner. 

Of Black women, nearly 1 in 8 has suffered racist sexual assault.

98% of domestic violence is not reported to the police.

An estimated 70% of women seeking asylum in Britain have fled rape.

Only 5.6% of domestic violence ends in conviction. 

23% (almost 1 in 4) of all women in the UK (over 16) have been raped.

One to two women a week are murdered by their partner or ex-partner.

1 in 4 rape survivors have been raped more than 4 times.

A third of women in Britain have suffered domestic violence.

Approximately 85% of all rapes are not reported.

Only 6.5% of reported rapes end in conviction. Crime in general conviction rate is 34%.

One in four teenage girls has experienced violence in a relationship and one in 16 have been raped.