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.




Office colleague jailed for 10 years

Success story

A woman lured into a building by a stranger when going home after a Christmas drinks party at the office. When she reported it the police kept her in the police station, in shock, with no sleep for 12 hours; she didn't know notes were being taken, and said she had been treated "worse than a criminal". She talked over with WAR what had happened, her worries about going to court, and ongoing concerns about her safety from future attacks. At the trial, she had to listen as her 999 call was replayed for the jury, but she held out, took the stand, and saw the rapist, who had previous offences, jailed for 10 years.