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.

 

 

 

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We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited

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For decades we have campaigned to get rapists caught, charged and convicted. But the pursuit of Assange is political

Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 August 2012 09.00 BST

When Julian Assange was first arrested, we were struck by the unusual zeal with which he was being pursued for rape allegations.

It seems even clearer now, that the allegations against him are a smokescreen behind which a number of governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction.

Justice for an accused rapist does not deny justice for his accusers. But in this case justice is being denied both to accusers and accused.

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Out of the frying pan ... how Britain lets down its most vulnerable migrants

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alanwhite.pngAlan White details the failure of the UK Border Agency to help Margaret Nambi, and many others like her.

BY ALAN WHITE PUBLISHED 23 OCTOBER 2012 11:07 Alan White
Unreported Britain.

 

 

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Yarl's Wood detention centre. Photograph: Getty Images

Margaret Nambi tells me why she left Uganda. She was at home with her husband and children when the soldiers burst in.

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Former Met police officer admits failing to investigate rape cases

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Ryan Coleman-Farrow faked police reports, failed to pass on evidence and falsely claimed to have interviewed suspects
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Sandra Laville, crime correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 12 September 2012 14.51 BST

An investigator from the Metropolitan police specialist sex crimes unit has admitted failing to investigate the alleged rapes and sexual assaults of 12 women by faking police reports, failing to pass on forensic evidence and not interviewing suspects.

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Lisa Longstaff on Woman's Hour, Radio 4,

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Jenni Murray interviews Lisa Longstaff from Women Against Rape and Alison Saunders from the Crown Prosecution Service. (pic of Lisa Longstaff) 22 August 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb3LKxkvbNA&feature=plcp

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Savile, Rochdale, Wales, Jersey . . . Justice this time? Or more ‘lessons’ in how to get away with rape?

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Complicity followed by incompetence in the Savile case landed the BBC in deep waters, to the delight of those who wish to undermine public broadcasting and to the chagrin of the taxpayer who foots the bill. 

But let’s not take our eye off the ball and forget all those others who are culpable. Eileen Fairweather is right to be sceptical of Home Secretary Theresa May’s inquiry into North Wales care homes; and Tom Watson MP has already dismissed it as "the next stage of a cover-up".  As Keith Gregory, one of the survivors, pointed out: “It’s police investigating police and a judge investigating a judge. Will it be any different or do they all stick together?”  

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Pubs and clubs to face closure in rape crackdown

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Exclusive: Met police's sex crimes unit, Sapphire, will target male behaviour where high levels of rape and sexual assaults take place

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