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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Heatstreet article distorts whistleblowers meeting

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Women Against Rape was at the meeting in parliament in March 2015 called by Compassion In Care to get support for Edna's Law as a way of protecting people who 'blow the whistle' and are victimised as a result.

We all spoke briefly about our personal experiences of being a whistleblower. We then had a general discussion about what could be done to protect people who report abuse, to ensure that they kept their jobs and that the abuses they were reporting were investigated properly by the relevant authorities.

At no point that we are aware of before, during or at the end of the meeting did anyone ask John McDonnell to get involved in their individual case. Many people described their own cases on which they were working, including Ms Cameron-Blair. As is clear from the audio recording, she, like the rest of us, addressed her comments to the whole meeting; it was not a one to one conversation with Mr McDonnell.

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