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.




Success stories

I am Ugandan by nationality. I left my country due to political reasons i.e. I was raped, beaten and I was psychologicallyeduardo_martino.jpg affected because I was separated from my son and partner in Uganda. I suffered from depression, which wasn’t easy at all.

I was introduced to WAR through my solicitor and they’ve helped me a lot to recover from my experiences which I am grateful of, through counselling which I do every week. They got me housing in a hostel. I really don’t know what I would have done without them because I didn’t get any help from anyone else.

Now I have refugee status and I am studying and getting my life together.”