WOAR developed a rape prevention training program which since then has been presented to employees of local corporations, law firms, hospitals, and other groups.

WOAR developed rape prevention training program and organizes Philadelphia’s first Rape Prevention Week to promote awareness about sexual assault prevention.

Because of its special interest in the fate of women and girls who become pregnant after rape or incest, WOAR joined in a lawsuit to stop the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare from cutting off funds for Medicaid abortions; WOAR developed the concept for the creation of a Sex Crimes Unit in the Police Department which was accepted by Mayor William Green. This Unit has now evolved into the Special Victims Unit.