BRISSC is a feminist service, operating on a collective basis. We value women’s experiences, truths, lives and skills and provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment for women who have experienced rape and incest. BRISSC believe that women are the experts of their own lives and thus it is up to them to define their needs. We do not believe women survivors are ‘sick’ or ‘disordered’, rather they are likely to seeking ways to move forward and resist the often devastating effects of sexual violence. We seek to give women as much control over their decisions and lives and promote involvement in social action and community education.