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.

 

 

 

Women Against Rape

Grassroots multi-racial women's group founded in 1976. Offers counselling, support, legal advocacy and information to women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Dossier calling for Yarl’s Wood closure chronicles decade of abuse complaints

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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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A protest at Westminster on Monday afternoon calling for Yarl’s Wood to be shut down. Photograph: Velar Grant/Zuma Press/Corbis

Diane Taylor
Monday 15 June 2015 16.24 BST Last modified on Monday 15 June 2015 17.08 BST
The Guardian

A decade of complaints about sexual abuse and mistreatment at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre are documented in a report based on hundreds of complaints by detainees.

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Photos: Pursuing Justice- sex workers take their rapist to court.

 After two sell-out shows at Theatro Technis and Crossroads Women's Centre, there is a plan for a longer run in 2016. Please contact WAR if you can help. Watch this space for next performance!

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High Court Judge rules that the Detained Fast Track for asylum seekers is unlawful and “inherently unfair”

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High Court Judge rules that the Detained Fast Track for asylum seekers is unlawful and “inherently unfair”
- one more nail in the coffin for Yarl’s Wood IRC.

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Landmark rape prosecution revisited in courtroom drama Pursuing Justice

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A new play by Lesley Delmenico, to be presented in London, is based on the transcript of a 1995 trial of a man accused of raping two prostitutes

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International week of actions to close detention centres: Protest and Speak Out “THIS IS A PRISON NOT A HOLIDAY CAMP”

International week of actions to close detention centres
15 - 21 June 2015

In London, join the Protest and Speak Out

 

THIS IS A PRISON NOT A HOLIDAY CAMP

Monday 15 June 12noon to 2pm

Parliament Square, nearest tube Westminster 

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CLOSE YARL'S WOOD AND ALL DETENTION CENTRES!

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24 June: Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court

Back by popular demand – on the 40th anniversary of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and Women Against Rape (WAR) invite you to a second showing of this exciting play:

PURSUING JUSTICE – sex workers take their rapist to court

A tense courtroom drama based on the original transcript of the landmark rape trial backed by our two organisations after the authorities refused to prosecute (leaflet below). Followed by Q&A with one of the victims, the ECP and WAR, and the playwright/director and cast who donated their time and creative skills to present this play.

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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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New Play: Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court

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Would you be able to send a journalist beforehand to meet the playwright and the organisers, and review the play before it is performed on 14 June?

Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court

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