I’m scared of living on my own with the children but I have to do it. No man will ever hurt us again.

“I’m afraid, but I have to cope.”

Age: 34

My plan is to find a job where I can look after children, or work in a shop, but I can’t work in a factory because I can’t lift heavy things. I’ve developed osteoporosis, after all the pregnancies. I’ve got four children who are alive, and I lost one in the fourth month.

My husband beat me every time he was drunk, until I decided I’d had enough, for the children’s sake. They’ve seen too much violence. He beat the children too, especially our five-year-old. Now he’s threatened my mother; he’s kicked the door and said he’s going to kill us.
I’m afraid, but I have to cope for the children’s sake.