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.

 

 

 

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

 PRESS RELEASE

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

Written and directed by Lesley Delmenico  

Sunday 14 June 7pm – for one night only

Pursuing Justice is a tense courtroom drama about a landmark rape trial, taken from the original court transcript. In 1995 two sex workers courageously put their rapist on trial after the authorities refused to prosecute. They were supported by the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape, who battled for three years to bring the case to court with lawyers who didn’t charge. It was the first private prosecution for rape in England and Wales, and it made legal history. 

The 90-minute play brings to life the women’s private pain, families, hardships, and their determination to get justice despite all the prejudices. With rape daily in the news, it is highly topical and deeply moving.

Followed by Q&A with one of the victims, the campaigners who helped to bring the rapist to court, and Lesley Delmenico, author and director.

Theatro Technis 26 Crowndale Rd, Camden, London NW1 1TT 

image002.jpg@01D094A0.9910D600 wheelchair access

Tickets: £15 (£7 concs) from http://prostitutescollective.net/2015/05/15/pursuing-justice-buy-ticket/

Licensed bar.

A fundraiser for the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape.

For more info: 020 7482 2496
ecp@prostitutescollective.net   war@womenagainstrape.net  
www.prostitutescollective.net    www.womenagainstrape.net  

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