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.

 

 

 

Peru; domestic workers; marital rape; domestic violence; UN Day for the elimination of violence against women; false allegations

From Lima To London – Rape Survivors Have More In Common Than We Assume

In the Media

LISA LONGSTAFF talks to Leddy Mozombite, who organises domestic workers in Peru in the struggle against poverty and sexual violence
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RESISTANCE: Leddy Mozombite (centre)at a recent conference organised by the Global Women’s Strike. Pic: Crossroads Audio-Visual Collective
I RECENTLY spoke about rape at the international women’s conference called by Global Women’s Strike.
Afterwards, I met with a fellow speaker Leddy Mozombite, who organises with domestic workers in Peru.

I wanted to know about her personal history and to learn about domestic workers’ struggles against poverty and sexual violence, and how we can support that organising in Britain.

Mozombite was a domestic worker from the age of seven, moving alone from the countryside to the capital city Lima at 14.

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