This Month Is...
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM2018)! We're just about halfway through the month, and there are still lots of great events happening around the state.
As we raise awareness this month, it's also a good time to think about past successes and challenges and future opportunities for our movement. As you know, this year, we transitioned from the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence to Violence Free Colorado, a name that reflects the future we are dedicated to achieving.
DID YOU KNOW that Colorado has long been a leader in the movement to end domestic violence? Check out this article
, originally published in June of 1998, that gives a glimpse of the role advocates in Colorado played in the very beginning of what was formerly called the 'Battered Women's Movement.
"Through a timely alignment of events and attitudes, [Denver] would become the leader in the fight against domestic violence. It took a group of strong women (although not necessarily women all working in the same group) and a certain independent spirit, the sort that Coloradans like to think they're known for..." Read on.