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.

 

 

 

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Join us on the Mothers March and Speak Out, central London, 12 March

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Dear friends,

We invite you to the Mothers March and Speak Out on Saturday 12 March which we have endorsed.  Many rape survivors took part last year; we hope many will again.  We want to make visible the experiences of mothers and other carers who are rape survivors, or whose children are rape survivors, and how fighting for justice and protection is part of the caring work we do for our loved ones.  Over 90% of rapists go free, while increasingly rape victims are being jailed for so-called false allegations. 

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Articles about the homeopathic clinic at the Crossroads Women's Centre

Evolution of a clinic healing conflict

By Jennifer Prescott Dooley,
Published in The Homeopath, Autumn 2010 pp11-14
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Trial of Peter Chappell's Trauma Remedies

at the Crossroads Women's Centre Homeopathy Clinic

By Jennifer Hautmann,
Published in Homeopathic Links, Autumn 2010, Vol 23 pp165-170
Please click on 2nd PDF below



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Report: Women's Hunger Strike - Louder than Words

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When 70 women went on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC on 5 February, an unprecedented level of media coverage followed. Rape survivors, mothers separated from their children, and other vulnerable women, some of whom had been detained without trial for months (one for over a year), spoke publicly to complain about the conditions they suffered, why they were driven to protest, and how they resisted official attempts to deny and subvert their action.

On 29 June, a packed meeting in the House of Commons hosted by John McDonnell MP, and chaired by Stella Mpaka, All African Women’s Group (AAWG) and Cristel Amiss, Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP) brought together: women central to the hunger strike, legal and medical professionals, family members of women still detained and a wide range of other organisations and individuals.

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Public Meeting: Women’s Hunger Strike Louder Than Words

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Over 40 days • across races & languages • mothers defend families • many released • deportations halted.

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Yarl’s Wood Update: Releases, Returns, Reprisals, 9 June 2010

RELEASES: THIRTEEN FORMER HUNGER STRIKERS HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED of the 25 or so we were in touch with on a daily basis.
All had spent months in detention and one woman had been there for a year and a half. Some had WON THEIR CASE but were being kept inside by a vindictive Home Office which was appealing the judgement. Women described feeling like forgotten people. One of the key demands of the hunger strike was for an end to indefinite detention.

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