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.

 

 

 

WAR speaking 23 May at screening of The Invisible War

 sidebar_img.jpgThe Invisible War
Directed by Kirby Dick, USA, 2012, 93m documentary

This Oscar®-nominated documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Kirby Dick exposes one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military. Victims often find themselves ostracised and pressured into remaining silent. The film investigates the institutions that perpetuate these issues, as well as looking at their profound personal and social consequences. This is not a movie that can be ignored. – The New York Times See trailer

Friday 23 May, 8.45pm
Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road NW10 3JU £7 (£5 concession) After the film we will be joined for a panel discussion by Lisa Longstaff from Women against Rape, the grass-roots organisation providing support, legal information and advocacy. Other speakers TBC.
 

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