BAWSO is an All -Wales accredited support provider delivering quality services to black and minority ethnic communities who are on the margins. Specialist and holistic support is provided to people with complex needs through refuge, floating support, outreach & resettlement and interpretation services. BAWSO also provides support to people who have been trafficked, experiencing or at risk of forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
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.
BRAP work towards an inclusive and rights based approach to equality, promoting a learning culture in which develop a more informed and confident approach to equalities implementation.? Their site has a number of helpful resources, and toolkits to help promote equality in the workplace.