Introduced this past 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.


Domestic violence victim sues Dallas 911 after paralysis: Before the gunfire, she said she called 911 five times and waited an hour, but officers never arrived.

The Next NFL Domestic Violence Battleground: The Draft (Opinion): If the NFL has learned anything from its domestic violence issues, it should try to get in front of the issues rather than merely react to them.

Woman Set Afire in South Seattle: Police are searching for the man who doused

[his girlfriend] with flammable liquid and set her on fire after an argument in South Seattle on Sunday evening.
Violence Free Colorado says, “Does stating that his behavior occurred ‘after an argument,’ suggest there could be a provocation that justifies (or leads to) setting one’s partner on fire?”