This 45th Issue features ordeals of sexual and gender-based violence of women from countries still experiencing conflict. The articles published in this issue were extracted from a collection of personal stories and testimonies of global feminist leaders who participated in Isis-WICCE 2011/12 Institute. The personal diaries detail encounters of SGBV committed on individuals or particular members of the community, often with devastating effects; psychological trauma and a pure denial of self-esteem on the survivors.
We hope that the articles in this volume will act as an International diary for women who are willing to share their experiences as victims of SGBV. We also hope that their resilience can provide encouragement and learning for other survivors’ worldwide to demand justice.