We are Present: Women's Histories of Conflict, Courage and Survival
We are Present: Womens Histories of Conflict, Courage and Survival is a collection of womens experiences of conflict in Sri Lanka published by International Coalition of Sites of Conscience in collaboration with International Centre for Ethnic Studies. The narratives, self-written through visual story-telling methodologies, are interspersed with essays by women writers. The book shines a light on the historical threads that tie womens experiences of war to the contemporary challenges women face in post-war Sri Lanka experiences and challenges that will resonate with many communities throughout the world. In doing so, We Are Present serves as a tool for public discourse on why womens histories matter and why they must occupy a nexus between history, memorialization, and justice, particularly for those transitioning from a context of war to peace.