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.




When I got deported Women Against Rape didn’t drop me

Success story

When I got deported Women Against Rape didn’t drop me, they stayed in touch with me, calling me in Uganda asking how are you, what is happening to you. When I got back to the UK we had to start from scratch and fight for me to be able to claim asylum.

Sometimes during that time I was so upset and so depressed I couldn’t face anything. I would call the Centre and they would tell me you have to be strong, we are here for you and they would help me work out what I had to do next. When my children come I want to stand them in the middle of this Centre to tell them that it is because of these people you are here. This is the truth from the bottom of my heart.

Landmark compensation for torture victim and her family