Self Help Guides for Survivors

Justice is your right – A self help guide for survivors of rape and sexual assault and their supporters, by Women Against Rape. Updated edition, May 2020

This is a collective effort based on decades of experience of survivors and campaigners. It offers ways to tackle obstacles to justice you may face when reporting violence.

Click here to download the Self-Help Guide.

To order a paper copy, please send a cheque to ‘Women Against Rape’, PO Box 287, London NW6 5QU.
Prices: individuals £3; unfunded organisations £5; professionals or solidarity price £10. Free to women in prison.

NEWSFLASH JULY 2020: Please note there was a successful legal challenge to the police digital consent form (affecting their power to seize your phone and trawl your social media and other personal records), we will post updates about this when we know how this plays out.

What people say about the Guide:

“This Guide is lucid, it is clear, it is to the point. I recommend it.” Ian Macdonald QC

“People will grow in confidence and feel less intimidated by the authorities.” Sally Freeman, mother of rape survivor

“Knowing our rights can make the difference between winning and losing.” Cristel Amiss, Black Women’s Rape Action Project

Online Guide for Asylum Seekers and their Supporters: A Self-Help Guide Against detention & removal by Legal Action for Women: This new and updated step-by-step guide comes out of intensive work over many years with women (and some men) seeking asylum. BWRAP and WAR have contributed to the pool of practical knowledge which is an invaluable and essential tool for victims of rape and other torture. Available here.  To order a paper copy go to Crossroads Books online . Other Self-Help Tools are also available to download here