The Sexual Violence and Impunity (SVI) project is an attempt by Zubaan, a feminist publishing house based in New Delhi, to study both the history and current prevalence of mass sexual violence in South Asia. While South Asian countries have all too often remained divided because of geo-political considerations, the women of South Asia have often come together to share experiences and knowledge and to discuss a wide range of issues. By collaborating on this subject and bringing our collective and comparative knowledges to bear on it, we hope not only to learn from each other but also to show a way towards beginning a dialogue of peace, on a difficult subject, albeit an important one.