Inside Australia's oldest women's refuge, Beryl Women, in Canberra

By Sherryn Groch
Updated November 30 2018 - 1:48pm, first published March 9 2018 - 5:54pm

The woman on the phone was whispering. At Beryl Women's refuge, it was an unusually quiet afternoon but, on the other end of the line, in Africa, it was the dead of night.

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