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.




Lawyer's letter stops harassment

Success story

A woman sexually assaulted by a man from her social club, with whom she refused to have a sexual relationship. He was a licensed black cab driver. The police heard his side of the story and left a message on her answerphone: "I have been round to see Mr X and the case is now closed"! She could not find a solicitor able to help in her area (east London) but found one in central London with WAR's help, and a warning letter from the lawyer at least put an end to his continuing harassment.