About this Archive
Women Against Rape (WAR) is a grassroots multi-racial women’s group founded in 1976. It is based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in London and works closely with Black Women's Rape Action Project, set up in 1991 to make visible the experiences and demands of women of colour.
They provide rights information and provide support and advocacy. They also take up individual cases on the basis of collective self-help. WAR 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.
Women Against Rape have won changes in the law such as making rape in marriage a crime. They 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.
Scope and Content
Papers, ephemera, correspondence, press cuttings and other material regarding campaigns and activities of Women Against Rape, particularly concerning the law around rape in marriage (1976-2016)