Introduced last month, Violence Free Colorado will now post a weekly news update containing a few news stories from Colorado and beyond featuring issues related to gender-based violence. By presenting highlights from the week’s news in this format, we hope to make it easier to keep up with the news stories from around the country AND increase media literacy.  “What is media literacy?,” you ask. Great question! Check out this handy resource or visit Violence Free Colorado’s media literacy page.

Fear Of Deportation May Be Keeping Latino Victims Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault From Seeking Help: A new study of the Latino community’s views on domestic violence and sexual assault found that…many Latinos think victims also may be afraid to go to police for a different reason: concern that it could lead to them being deported.
Violence Free Colorado says, “Not new information to those of us working the field, but so glad that the issues and barriers facing Latina victims are getting more attention in the media.”

Greg Hardy’s suspension leaves lingering questions about NFL’s domestic violence policies: So is a partial season suspension really enough for someone who did what Hardy did? That’s something everyone should mull while watching Hardy in uniform again on Thanksgiving Day.

Mirkarimi gets conviction expunged in his domestic violence case: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s conviction for grabbing and bruising his wife’s arm, which nearly cost him his job and made him the first sheriff in San Francisco history to be legally barred from carrying a gun, was expunged from his record Monday.