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.




Policeman abused his authority to rape woman

Success story

A young woman raped by a policeman when she went back to his barracks for a safe place to stay after chatting with him at a nightclub. The police -- investigating themselves -- initially lost or jeopardised vital evidence, like the voicemail recording of her distressed call to a friend, failed to take a routine blood sample, etc. They wanted to reduce the charge to indecent assault, trying to persuade her that that was the safest way to ensure he got convicted. With support from WAR and her family and friends she finally saw him sentenced to seven years -- for rape!