Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

Violence Free Colorado’s Goal for 2016: Creating Change in Our Communities!

In order to end domestic violence, we must address the problem at the societal, community, relationship, and individual levels. We want to highlight and discuss how everyone can create change in our own communities, both to advance efforts to end domestic violence and by addressing its root causes.

There are so many little and big ways to get involved and take action, so we’ve created a ‘punch card‘ this year. Download it, print it, and keep track of the ways YOU are getting creating change, one action at a time. Send it to us by November 4, and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing! You can take a picture of it or scan it and send it to or mail it to Violence Free Colorado (c/o Amy Pohl/DVAM, PO Box 40328, Denver, CO 80204). And share what you’re doing on social media! We can’t wait to hear all about it.






(punch card PDF)


“The movement against gender-based violence recognizes that violence is a learned, gendered, and institutionally supported behavior, and targets the sources of violence rather than accepting the world as it is. It must also address issues of racism, classism, and heterosexism in order to effectively confront the gender-informed violence and oppression that affect the lives of men and women. To do so,

[we must] reframe masculinity, combat patriarchy, foster social justice, engage in activism and media advocacy to change social norms, influence commercial sectors, and impact public policy.” (

Awareness Posters








(DVAM poster.children PDF)







(DVAM poster.firearms PDF)









(DVAM poster PDF)







(DVAM poster.home)


On Movement Building

Community Engagement: Putting the Work of Ending Domestic Violence into the Hands of More People (Blog)

Making The Case and Building a Movement for Prevention (Webpage/Tool)