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.

 

 

 

Ex-wife and prostitute woman join forces against rapist

Success story

In 1989, WAR and the English Collective of Prostitutes supported the ex-wife of a man on trial for raping a prostitute woman.  At that time, the law did not recognize rape within marriage as a crime, which the wife had suffered at his hands, as well as other violence.  When he was convicted, she felt vindicated, and together the two women celebrated the verdict.

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