"We are here because...": Survivors of rape & other violence speak out - Refugee Council
May 4, 2011

“We are here because…”: Survivors of rape & other violence speak out

We are here because… is an inspiring and moving collection of online video and other testimonies, filmed, recorded, edited and produced by women of colour, who are service users and volunteers with Black Women’s Rape Action Project.

The testimonies are the product of an invaluable process whereby women from different backgrounds worked together, developed technical skills, and learnt from each other. Many of the women who took part in the project are members of All African Women’s Group, a self-help group of women asylum seekers.

Most are mothers, some have been in detention, many have been separated from their children.  All give deeply compelling and often painful accounts of what they have been, and still go through, to get protection and rebuild their lives.