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One Billion Rising

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:38pm 14th February 2013 (Updated 3:39pm 14th February 2013)

A Cornish woman beaten and raped by her partner joins the fight against violence.

Pirate FM has learnt a quarter in the Duchy will be abused.

Across the UK it is one in three.

Candles are being lit in Truro on Valentine's Day to raise awareness of campaign, One Billion Rising.

Amy from South East Cornwall says speaking out changed her life: "it's horrible to feel, as I know it, I have been there, that there are women out there who fear for their lives. I was in fear for my life and I felt worthless and I felt as if nothing would ever change or get better.

"I was quite often threatened with knives. I had bruises all over me that were situated in such places that would be obvious to everybody else and I felt like I was to blame. He was very good at making me feel like it was my fault."

Maggie Parks speaks for our Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre: "Think about walking down the high street and counting 1,2,3,4. Know that every 4th woman will experience abuse. That is the extent of the issue that we're dealing with and I just think that as a society we haven't yet come to terms with that.

Lots of people who've been abused, they feel that if they tell then the police will be involved, they'll have to report it, their whole life will be exposed and actually you don't have to report it if you don't want to. That's your choice. "

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