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Women Against Rape (WAR) is a grassroots multi-racial women’s group founded in 1976 and based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in London.

We provide rights information, support and advocacy. We take up individual cases on the basis of collective self-help.

We campaign for justice, protection and compensation for all women and girls who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence. This includes survivors of any age, race and nationality, asylum seekers, women with disabilities, trans women, sex workers.

We have won changes in the law such as making rape in marriage a crime. We have set legal precedents such as the first private prosecution for rape, after the authorities refused to bring a rapist of two sex workers to court.

Report on poverty & violence, July 2021.

Report on women's resistance in detention, 2005-2015.

We know this is a very difficult time for many people. We are responding to calls and emails, although it may take us a bit longer than usual. If you are suffering domestic violence or rape please call the police if it’s an emergency on 999.  You can call the 24-hour Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247 for help with urgent accommodation and other issues.

Event: Protest outside the sentencing hearing of serial police rapist David Carrick

By WomenAgainstRape | 1 February 2023

Event: Protest outside the sentencing hearing of serial police rapist David Carrick Stop police impunity. Stop arming police rapists, racists & murderers. Stop increasing the power of corrupt police forces over the public – NO Public Order Bill! 9am Monday 6 February 2023, Join us outside Southwark Crown Court, 1 English Grounds, London SE1 2HU …

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Event report: Europe-wide action called by Refugees in Libya.

By GWAD | 18 January 2023

Event: Europe wide action called by Refugees in Libya On Tuesday 10th January a lively group of people gathered outside the London offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as part of a Europe-wide action called by Refugees in Libya. Protestors gathered simultaneously outside UNHCR Berlin, Brussels, Rome and Tripoli to commemorate …

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Event: London Protests as part of European actions to demand UNHCR provides protection to asylum seekers and refugees

By GWAD | 5 January 2023

Event: London Protests as part of European actions to demand UNHCR provides protection to asylum seekers and refugees WHEN: Tuesday 10 January, 12.30-1.30pm WHERE: UNHCR, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB Dear friends, Refugees in Libya have called a protest against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its abuse and horrendous neglect …

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Fundraiser: Giving Tuesday

By BWRAP | 28 November 2022

Fundraising drive now held open til 31 December Dear Friends and Supporters, We write to ask for a donation towards our work. This is a really hard time for most of us who are facing ever rising prices, low pay and even lower benefits. As a result, many more women and children are trapped with …

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Press:Response to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston

By WomenAgainstRape | 20 November 2022

Activists respond to news that a man died after his health deteriorated in Manston Please see another important press release below from Action Against Detention & Deportations.  The death of a man who spent a week incarcerated in Manston detention camp means that a mother has lost her precious son.  The immigration authorities remain suspiciously …

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Call to Action: ‘SHUT MANSTON DOWN’: Groups demand closure of camp

By GWAD | 5 November 2022

‘SHUT MANSTON DOWN’: GROUPS DEMAND END TO DETENTION CAMP Dear friends, Please see the important press release below from Action Against Detention & Deportations. We are part of this coalition which helped expose the conditions that children, women and men are enduring in Manston detention camp. We would be glad for your help in circulating the …

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Event : Third National Protest to close down Derwentside /Hassockfield – Sat 15 Oct

By GWAD | 10 October 2022

Event : Third National Protest to close down Derwentside/Hassockfield – Sat 15 Oct Dear friends, This Saturday, 15 October, the third National Protest to close down Derwentside is being held. Speakers include All African Women’s Group (AAWG) many of whom have been in detention and threatened with deportation and other members of Global Women Against …

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Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period

By WomenAgainstRape | 22 September 2022

Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period Appropriate adults were often absent during the search, and the majority of children were innocent Police data showed that in almost a quarter of cases, an appropriate adult was not present during the strip search Sally Weale and Vikram Dodd Guardian Mon 8 Aug 2022 00.06 BST The children’s …

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Call to action: Against Detention & Deportations

By GWAD | 8 September 2022

Action Against Detention & Deportations Saturday 10 September, we will be protesting at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre to close down detention centres, #StopRwandaplan; the Borders Act which attacks everyone’s right to asylum and protection in the UK. We’re helping organise protests as part of Action Against Detention & Deportations – more details here https://linktr.ee/nodeportations. Last weekend …

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Press: Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation

By WomenAgainstRape | 1 September 2022

Survivors of childhood abuse campaign for compensation NADJA, by Leila Hawkins 15/07/2022 Read on NADJA site here People who have experienced childhood abuse in the UK are being denied compensation by a punitive law. Survivors are now campaigning to change this. When *Lucy was 11 years old her grandfather began sexually abusing her. For the …

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