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.





Organise a Workshop with WAR


We are writing about holding a workshop in your area aimed at helping and supporting women who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

We have published a self-help guide Justice is Your Right based on years of direct experience as rape survivors, families and advocates. It highlights the most common difficulties women come up against when reporting to the police, giving evidence in court and applying for compensation, and suggests ways to overcome obstacles.

Through careful work, determination and supporting each other, we have been able to get some investigations and prosecutions reopened, to win compensation appeals, and to get apologies for negligence. If more of us were fighting together we could all win more.


Rape finally acknowledged by UN as a weapon of war


The UN resolution to classify rape as a weapon of war is a victory for the thousands of individual rape survivors and organisations like ours that have campaigned for official recognition of rape as torture and persecution.

Our petition with this demand has been circulating since October 2006 and collected thousands of signatures, including from prominent people like Caroline Moorhead, Gareth Peirce, Juliet Stevenson and Benjamin Zephaniah.

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