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.

 

 

 

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Demanding Justice

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Against changing the law to give men accused of rape anonymity - Report Stage debate in House of Lords 12 December. We are pleased to announce that we won this battle so far, the House of Lords voted it down.

Please support Layla's campaign: Facebook campaign, You Tube interview & petition

Evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on prostitution

Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court - a play about an historic trial Trailer
Tribune review by Cary Gee
Photos  Guardian article by Owen Bowcott

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False allegations or miscarriages of justice?

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Asylum from Rape

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Home Office refuses to reveal

whether women in Yarl's Wood

have been raped in case it

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interestsof companies,

The Independent, 12 June 2016  

. . . Our response on RT


 

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Report by anti-rape campaigners, sent to all MPs, documents complaints from current and former detainees at the Bedfordshire immigration removal centre

 

 

 

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Much of our work is unfunded and relies on donations. For donations to WAR:

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What people say about WAR

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Success stories & testimonies from survivors

Self-Help Guide for survivors

_55243921_jex_1162034_de27-1.jpgJustice is Your Right - A Self-Help Guide for survivors of rape & sexual assault & their supporters. Download it or read more here

From a user: "Thank you for the brilliant self-help guide... It was only once I had read it, that I could fully come to terms with the fact that what happened to me was rape." More

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We are here becauseWe are here because . . . is an inspiring and moving collection of online video and other testimonies, filmed, recorded, edited and produced by Black/women of colour, as part of an ongoing BWRAP project . . . more

Statistics

In 70% - 90 % of rapes the victim knew the rapist, and in approx. 50 % of cases, the rapist was a partner or ex-partner. 

Of Black women, nearly 1 in 8 has suffered racist sexual assault.

98% of domestic violence is not reported to the police.

An estimated 70% of women seeking asylum in Britain have fled rape.

Only 5.6% of domestic violence ends in conviction. 

23% (almost 1 in 4) of all women in the UK (over 16) have been raped.

One to two women a week are murdered by their partner or ex-partner.

1 in 4 rape survivors have been raped more than 4 times.

A third of women in Britain have suffered domestic violence.

Approximately 85% of all rapes are not reported.

Only 6.5% of reported rapes end in conviction. Crime in general conviction rate is 34%.

One in four teenage girls has experienced violence in a relationship and one in 16 have been raped.