No longer silent: Domestic violence victim Caroline Pascoe with her parents Gladys and Grant Pascoe.PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCEToday, The Courier can finally tell the stories of two very brave women.
Both have been victims of one violent man.
Both are bravely speaking up because they don’t want any other woman to suffer what they went through.
Caroline Pascoe and Kate Moffatt both took their attacker to court, but he received a suspended sentence in one instance and a community-based order in the other.
Both are also speaking up because they are concerned domestic violence sentences are too lenient, and the legal system fails the victims.
As Ms Pascoe says: “Society and the legal system say you have to speak up and have a voice, but you need to be supported when you do speak up.”
Both women also wanted their assailant named, as his criminal convictions over their assaults are a matter of public record.
And they want all women to live free of fear, with both determined to make a difference.
Ms Pascoe is now a passionate anti-domestic violence campaigner.
“I don’t want any other woman to go through what I went through. I may have laid down for a little while, but I never gave up the fight,” she said.
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