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.




Tortured student activist would face persecution if returned to Cote D'Ivoire

Success story

Determination by special adjudicator Mrs. J Davidson (20 January 1999)  acknowledges that it would be further persecution to return a rape survivor to Cote d’Ivoire where she suffered torture for her political activities as a FESCI student activist. 
Highlights of the Determination