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.

 

 

 

Black Women's Rape Action Project

Founded in 1991, we are one of the few Black women's organisations specialising in offering counselling, support and advice to Black women and other women of colour, immigrant and refugee women, who have suffered rape, sexual assault or other violence

PROTESTS AS SERCO AND G4S ARE QUESTIONED BY HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Tues 24 June, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Multinationals Serco and G4S are being questioned today at 4pm by the Home Affairs Committee about their running of Immigration Detention Centres. High on the agenda must be what Keith Vaz, chair of the Committee called “shocking revelations” of rape and sexual assault in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre which is run by Serco.

Women who have been held in Yarl’s Wood, some of whom who have been victims of the abuse or witnessed it are attending the hearing to call for the Committee to hear their testimony. They and women currently in Yarl’s Wood are available for interview.

Black Women’s Rape Action Project bwrap@rapeaction.net
Women Against Rape asylumfromrape@womenagainstrape.net
Tel: 020 7482 2496

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India and UK: criminal justice systems give green light to violence against women

From Nawa Chhattisgarh Mahila Samiti (Chhattisgarh Women’s Organisation), Chhattisgarh State, India, 4 June 2014

We are an organisation of Dalit and Adivasi women. We condemn the rapes and murders of the two young Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh. They have not arrested all the people responsible. The government has to give justice to the girls and their families. Many women's organisations in India are protesting and demanding justice. Left political parties are supporting this case as well as Mayawati, a Dalit woman leader from the Uttar Pradesh parliament. In Chhattisgarh girls and women are also raped. We help Dalit and Tribal women report rape and demand the police take statements, gather evidence and bring a prosecution of the rapist.

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Rape Survivors Protest at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Thursday 12 June 2014, 1.30 pm in the ExCel Centre
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
 

We call on Angelina Jolie to meet rape survivors in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre and defend their right to protection in the UK.

To interview rape survivors call Black Women Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape: 020 7482 2496.

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EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION: Protest UK government’s hypocrisy: crying crocodile tears over war zone rape whilst deporting victims back to torture.

 9-11 am Tuesday 10 June 2014

“Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict”
ExCeL Centre, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
Jubilee Line to Canning Town, take DLR towards Beckton, get off at Custom House.

The UK government is hosting an international three day conference “Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict”. Foreign minister William Hague claims it “is in our hands to treat victims not as social outcasts, but as courageous survivors”. But when “courageous” women escape rape in war zones and seek asylum and protection in the UK they face hostility, disbelief and being slandered as “bogus” and “scroungers”.

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15 June - Day of Action - Close detention centres!

spainlogo_22.thumbnail.jpg70% of women who contact us from Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre are rape survivors often from war and conflict zones. They’re often locked up in conditions reminiscent of those they fled, denied lawyers and other expert support. Some have bravely spoken out about sexual assault by guards. That’s why we’re endorsing this protest.

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Asylum from Rape Bulletin May 2014

 Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP) & Women Against Rape (WAR)

Some victories won over the last year and how you can help us win more in the year ahead!

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Urgent Appeal for Ms Freda Nsumba - a young lesbian woman seeking asylum from Uganda

Ms Nsumba has an Appeal Hearing on 29 April 2014 against the Home Office's refusal of her asylum claim.

Please write to Theresa May, Home Secretary asking that Ms Nsumba be granted the right to stay in the UK.
public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 0870 6067766
HO Ref No N1129180/008, (Date of Birth: 12/10/1986)

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How the UK Government flouts its obligations under CEDAW, and future obligations under the Istanbul Convention

 
This submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Enquiry into Violence against women and girls is the joint work of Black Women's Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape.

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Join the demonstration to SAVE LEGAL AID

 
image001.jpg10 am Friday 7th March Old Palace Yard SW1.
Followed by march to Ministry of Justice

Lawyers are refusing to attend court on Friday to protest against further legal aid cuts.

Noela Claye, All African Women’s Group, who is being persecuted by the Home Office and is fighting a heroic battle to win the right to safety and protection in the UK will be speaking at the event.

Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape are supporting the protest – we work with many rape survivors who will be deprived of vital legal representation by these cuts*.

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