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.

 

 

 

False allegations or miscarriages of justice?

From Lima To London – Rape Survivors Have More In Common Than We Assume

In the Media

LISA LONGSTAFF talks to Leddy Mozombite, who organises domestic workers in Peru in the struggle against poverty and sexual violence
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RESISTANCE: Leddy Mozombite (centre)at a recent conference organised by the Global Women’s Strike. Pic: Crossroads Audio-Visual Collective
I RECENTLY spoke about rape at the international women’s conference called by Global Women’s Strike.
Afterwards, I met with a fellow speaker Leddy Mozombite, who organises with domestic workers in Peru.

I wanted to know about her personal history and to learn about domestic workers’ struggles against poverty and sexual violence, and how we can support that organising in Britain.

Mozombite was a domestic worker from the age of seven, moving alone from the countryside to the capital city Lima at 14.

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Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatized

Sandra Laville

Friday 22 May 201506.00 BSTLast modified on Friday 22 May 201506.03 BST

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Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons

Women and families affected by biased rape investigations were joined by supporters in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2nd December to discuss the campaign, led by Women Against Rape (WAR) and Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP), against the prosecution and imprisonment of rape survivors.

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Media coverage of House of Commons event "Jail rapists not rape victims" on 2nd December 2014

In the Media

 The Guardian, 109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners
http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/dec/01/109-women-prosecuted-false-ra...

The Guardian, Comment is Free ‘Britain is violating rape victims’ human rights’ by Prof Lisa Avalos
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/02/britain-violating-r...

The Telegraph, 109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11267565/Rape-claims-10...

The Independent, Comment, ‘My partner raped me and I was the one prosecuted’ – by ANON woman from WAR
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/my-partner-raped-me-and-i-wa...

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DPP defends decision to prosecute rape complainant who killed herself

In the Media

 Case against Eleanor de Freitas was strong, says Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions, defending CPS
Sandra Laville • The Guardian, Tuesday 9 December 2014 14.00 GMT
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Eleanor de Freitas, who was prosecuted over an alleged false rape claim. Photograph: PA

The director of public prosecutions has vigorously defended the decision to prosecute a rape complainant who went on to kill herself days before her trial for perverting the course of justice.

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'My partner raped me, and I was the one prosecuted'

In the Media

I was prosecuted for ‘malicious communications’ against my ex-partner. He was sexually violent and abusive, and after the first rape I reported him to the police. The investigation was sloppy and after a few weeks the CPS decided not to charge him. They said I was in no danger; he went on to rape me again.

I was able to get a restraining order against him after recording a phone call in which he stated he was going to rape my friend as well. Because he worked with vulnerable people, I thought I should inform his employers that I had a restraining order.

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109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners

 Charity accuses authorities in the UK of pursuing cases against rape complainants more aggressively than other countries

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