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.

 

 

 

Anonymity

Why giving men anonymity in rape cases is a bad idea

A senior lawyer has called for anonymity until conviction for men accused of sex crimes. This would make it even harder for victims to get justice


Lisa Longstaff
The Guardian, Monday 18 February 2013

The chairwoman of the bar council, Maura McGowan QC, has called for anonymity until conviction for men accused of rape. Women (and victims are overwhelmingly women and children) who report rape are granted anonymity, so why not afford the same protection to those they accuse?

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Press Release: demand the protection of women who report rape and the prosecution of the Daily Mail for breaching their anonymity

WOMEN AGAINST RAPE, other victims’ organisations, doctors, solicitors and barristers* write to the Attorney General to demand the protection of women who report rape and the prosecution of the Daily Mail for breaching their anonymity

The public everywhere are horrified at the shocking murders of five young women in Ipswich, and are demanding that women´s safety is prioritised. Yet women who report rape have been under unprecedented attack from the legal establishment, some have even been imprisoned and our protective legal right to anonymity has been breached by the Daily Mail, which has so far gone unpunished.

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