A women's rights campaigner has spoken frankly to Daybreak about the abuse between her parents that she witnessed as a child.
Erin Pizzey, who started womens charity Refuge, said she became "the defender" for her mother, as she was "the eldest and the biggest" out of the three children.
"In a sense, I always took the defending role of my mother because she used to cry and weep and burden us with her hatred of our father."
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