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.

 

 

 

Family Reunion

From Yarl’s Wood to freedom via the Crossroads Centre

In the Media

3550866940.jpgA woman from Rwanda has been re-united with her family, ten years after she fled the country, with the help of the Crossroads Centre.

Last October, Titti Flavia saw her children for the first time in 10 years. She had lost contact with them after fleeing her home in Rwanda, where soldiers had attacked her family and taken and killed her husband, who was active in the opposition. Flavia escaped to the UK and hoped that she would find her children and be reunited once she was safe.

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UK Home Office fail to meet rape victims’ needs

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Women’s Views on News
http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2011/06/uk-home-office-fail-to-meet-rap...
Posted by Ivana Davidovic on June 30, 2011 ·

sianflaviacourt.jpgLeft: Sian Evans and Flavia Titti in front of the Immigration Tribunal

Ivana Davidovic
WVoN co-editor

Flavia Titti has not seen her children since a fateful day in 2002 when she was forced to flee Rwanda in order to save her life and, as she believed then, the lives of her three children whom she left with a trusted family friend.

What she thought would be a short-term separation has turned into a protracted Kafkaesque agony.

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URGENT: Your support needed to help reunite Jeto Titti with her son, Josh Magara

APPEAL HEARING: 10am THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2011
ASYLUM & IMMIGRATION TRIBUNAL, TAYLOR HOUSE, 88 ROSEBERRY AVENUE, LONDON EC1R 4QU. Nearest tube Angel

 

Jeto Titti’s case to be reunited with her son is coming to court on 30 June. Five long and agonising years have gone by since Ms Titti found that her children were alive and safe, after she had been forced to flee from Rwanda without them. Your support is needed now more than ever. Despite her own terrible situation, Ms Titti has been dedicated to helping other women. She co-founded the All African Women’s Group’s (AAWG) Mothers’ Campaign for Family Reunion to press for family reunion so that mothers like her would no longer suffer the torture of being separated from their children.

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Urgent appeal for help to reunite Jeto Titti's family

Please find below an appeal for help from Ms Titti, one of WAR’s most dedicated volunteers.

Dear friends,

As you may know, I left my three precious children in Rwanda after soldiers came to our house, killed my husband and attacked me. I knew my children would be safer without me, so I fled alone. I battled for nine years suffering bad legal representation, detention, threatened removal, destitution, deprivation of medical treatment, and terrible mental anxiety about my children now 16, 18, and 20, who have had to grow up without their mother's love and protection. I am now fighting for the children to join me but so far they’ve been refused.

Our pain as mothers and children at being separated is completely invisible. The Home Office never recognises us as mothers and the public don’t know the trauma we go through every day of our lives - not knowing how our children are, whether they have food, how they are coping.

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Family Reunion just a plane ticket away - final appeal for Maureen Mahoro

Many of you know that in August the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal ruled that Maureen Mahoro's three children should be allowed to join her!

After hearing compelling testimony from Maureen and supporting evidence from WAR, the judges accepted that Maureen’s family could only be reunited in the UK (and not in Burundi or Uganda). This victory came almost eight years after Maureen was forced to leave her children behind when she fled Burundi.

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Please help reunite Jeto Titti with Josh, her son

Jeto Titti’s long struggle to be reunited with her children has met another obstacle. She has to apply for a visa for her middle child, Josh, in the next couple of weeks because on 14 November he turns 18 and children who are 18 or over lose the right to join their parents in the UK. The visa costs £644. Jeto has no savings, a paltry weekly income of £64 a week and due to severe ill health is unable to work. We know that many supporters will be feeling pinched financially, but Jeto has no other way of raising this vital money and is therefore compelled to ask for your help.

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URGENT: YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED TO HELP REUNITE THIS FAMILY

voicepeacevigil.jpgFANTASTIC NEWS! The Immigration & Asylum Tribunal has ruled in favour of Maureen Mahoro being reunited with her children in the UK!!

We had to wait a week to find out whether the Home Office would appeal the decision and just heard that they have not. A full report will follow, but in the meantime Maureen has asked us to pass on her heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the campaign to be reunited with her three children after a seven year separation. This is a huge victory not only for Maureen but for other mothers and children who have been tragically separated.

STOP PRESS!

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