Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

An End to Terror, an End to Pain

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

An End to Terror, an End to Pain

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Byline: Melinda Siegmeier melinda.siegmeier@capnews.com.au

SHE'S been beaten, tormented and terrified.

For almost 12 years the Rockhampton woman put up with physical and emotional abuse from her alcoholic husband.

Until one day, she copped a beating so bad, she ran away and hid.

Today the woman, who cannot be named by law as a victim of domestic violence, is back on her feet and fighting for other women's rights.

Yesterday she joined about one hundred other campaigners in a march through Rockhampton's CBD to promote Domestic Violence Awareness month. Marchers held banners reading "there's no excuse for abuse" and "hugs not hits" as they walked to Victoria Park.

The woman said marching was very important to her.

"A lot of people don't realise that you don't have to live like that," she said. It makes me angry that women weren't and still aren't treated equally."

The woman told The Morning Bulletin her story yesterday to help show other women they don't have to endure domestic violence. …

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