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.

 

 

 

Join us at International Women's Day event

We are delighted to invite you to an IWD event organised by Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike and Caribbean Labour Solidarity, which we will be attending.

More info:
http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/content/9-march-2013-international-womens-day-event-surviving-globally-surviving-uk

This will be a valuable opportunity to exchange information about anti-rape organizing in the UK and in other countries including:

* Guyana, where Red Thread runs a multi-racial drop-in centre for abused women and children, and where they have succeeded in getting an abusive police officer removed.

* India, where grassroots women have organised in their thousands to bring to justice rapists who are landlords, police or others in authority. We will have an update about organizing among Dalit and Tribal women in rural village areas since the horrific rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi.

* Cristel Amiss from Black Women’s Rape Action Project on rape in the UK, and experiences of dealing with the racism of the authorities.

There will also be discussion about the effects of the cuts on women’s and children’s safety as our financial independence is undermined and escape routes are shut, and what we can do to protect ourselves and each other.
 

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