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

UK Home Office fail to meet rape victims’ needs

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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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