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.




domestic violence; cuts; legal aid; refuges; benefits

Abused women need support, not more consultation

In the Media

Plans to redefine domestic violence are disingenuous given the cuts to services that abused women need

Lisa Longstaff, Saturday 17 December 2011 11.00 GMT
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Domestic violence must become a priority for policing and financial support.

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