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.

 

 

 

Facebook encourages rape - our comment

In the Media

Thousands have demanded the removal of an offensive Facebook page 'You know she's playing hard to get when you're chasing her down an alley'.

This is our comment:

Why did two men who posted messages during the summer riots get four years in prison, but these promoters of rape are allowed to continue while Facebook defends them as 'free speech'?

Given that rape is common and that most rapists get away with it, joking about it is dangerous and offensive. And for Facebook to be making money out of this (since they are a commercial company) is disgusting. Survivors find it particularly upsetting, but women generally are also sick of the assumption that we are fair game for sexual violence and accused of having no sense of humour when we object. Rape is no laughing matter for women and shouldn't be for men unless they are rapists or aspire to be.

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