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.




Private prosecution

Landmark rape prosecution revisited in courtroom drama Pursuing Justice

In the Media

A new play by Lesley Delmenico, to be presented in London, is based on the transcript of a 1995 trial of a man accused of raping two prostitutes


24 June: Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court

Back by popular demand – on the 40th anniversary of the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and Women Against Rape (WAR) invite you to a second showing of this exciting play:

PURSUING JUSTICE – sex workers take their rapist to court

A tense courtroom drama based on the original transcript of the landmark rape trial backed by our two organisations after the authorities refused to prosecute (leaflet below). Followed by Q&A with one of the victims, the ECP and WAR, and the playwright/director and cast who donated their time and creative skills to present this play.


New Play: Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court


Would you be able to send a journalist beforehand to meet the playwright and the organisers, and review the play before it is performed on 14 June?

Pursuing Justice – sex workers take their rapist to court

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