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.




Compensation: WAR believed in me and I believed in them

Success story

Ex drug user wins compensation for rape -

I came across the WAR website by chance after failing to obtain justice through the Courts and compensation. I found myself fighting for a criminal injuries award I knew would help me rebuild my shattered life. The psychological effects of my unresolved rape case were devastating and spread outwards affecting every aspect of my life. I became reclusive, unable to trust anyone, let alone have relationships. I suffered at work without realising the real cause.

After reading various testimonies on WAR's site, I realised this organisation specialised in obtaining justice for rape victims. I contacted them and knew that I had found help to fight my case because I became filled with trust for the organisation after the first 'phone call. I was also allocated a delightful lady for support, who had suffered as I had and who also used WAR to help fight her case. She won compensation and she helped me win as well. I could not have achieved this on my own as I was given first class guidance and advice and first class support from my allocated lady. She even accompanied me to the appeal hearing. Their combined strength; their belief in me and my case, took me to successfully appeal against a decision made 6 years before.

I donated 10% of my award to them. WAR believed in me and I believed in them. WAR helped me back on my feet and helped in my healing as well.  Many thanks to all involved in WAR. Godbless you all for fighting for justice in an unjust world.