Working together for gender equity and social justice in King County.

Our members represent over 40 diverse agencies and individuals in King County, WA. By uniting our efforts to end gender-based violence, we expand our reach and our impact.

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Gender-based violence refers to acts of intimidation, control, coercion, and physical and sexual violence that are rooted in strict gender roles and inequity. No one of any gender, race, or age is immune to the harm caused by this form of violence. It is happening in your community. It is happening to people you know – and it often intersects with other forms of oppression, like racial and economic injustice.

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We believe that strengthening communication between our members and building relationships with public officials and community leaders is critical to the success of our shared work to end gender-based violence in King County. Our organization amplifies individual and group efforts and leads regional initiatives that:

  • Support the needs of survivors
  • Demand accountability and change from people who commit acts of gender-based violence
  • Increase the efficiency and responsiveness of institutions and programs
  • Provide training and technical support to allied organizations
  • Mobilize the community to challenge social and cultural standards that perpetuate inequity, rigid gender roles, and the abuse of power
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Taking effective action requires an understanding of the issue of gender-based violence, knowing how to talk about it with others, and having access to resources to mobilize the community. Everyone can make a difference, and we are here to support your involvement on any level!

  • EXPLORE the many tools and resources on our site
  • SPEAK OUT when you see disrespectful, coercive, or violent behavior
  • LISTEN to survivors of gender-based violence. Let them tell their stories without judging them
  • OFFER support and options to survivors rather than advice
  • TALK to your elected officials about increasing resources for programs that help survivors and prevent gender-based violence. Listening to you is part of their job
  • JOIN the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence! A chorus of dedicated voices commands attention
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News & Action

A Letter from Our Executive Director, Summer 2016

  Dear Coalition Supporters, It’s impossible to start any letter right now without first acknowledging that we’re all still reeling from the mass murder in Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. This horror directly affected our communities. We will feel its reverberations for years to come. I can’t add much to the expressions of grief, despair, fury, wisdom, […]

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Coalition Supporters Spotlight: Julie Edsforth & Emily Anthony

Julie and Emily are Coalition linchpins. Their consulting efforts have catapulted our work to the next level. Learn about how and why they are dedicated to the Coalition. A little about you…. Where are you from, what are your hobbies, etc?  Julie:  I’m a Canadian-born, Kent-raised north-westerner that feels lucky to call Seattle home.  I […]

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July 27, 2016
  • We will not be divided: Connecting the struggles of Muslim and Queer communities - API Chaya

    July 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Join us for July Community Education Series (CES) Special Topic - We will not be divided: Connecting the struggles of Muslim and Queer communities

    Historically, people in power have worked to divide marginalized groups - pitting black folks versus asian folks, queer folks versus people of color - using systems to divide us and keep us struggling against each other, rather than coming together and working to dismantle the structural oppression that divides us all. Particularly, in this time of intense anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment, and in the wake of the shooting in Orlando, we want to build solidarity between our movements - particularly between Queer and Muslim communities - and recognizing that there are many folks who hold multiple of these intersecting identities.

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July 30, 2016
  • Community Education Series Core Topic Extravaganza - API Chaya

    July 30, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    King County Housing Authority 11215 5th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98126

    Core Topics: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Community Organizing

    Note: Completion of the core topics is a prerequisite to attend our Natural Helpers Training on August 27th.

    Please email at to RSVP. Registration form will be available online at

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August 9, 2016
  • Understanding Intimate Partner Abuse-Free Community Training - New Beginnings

    August 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    New Beginnings is proud to introduce a new series of free community trainings!

    Are you interested in learning more about this complex issue and how to identify unhealthy behaviors or abusive relationships? Needing information on how to be most helpful to a loved one or friend experiencing abuse? Generally wanting to increase your knowledge in this area and learn about local resources? Then please join us!

    RSVP to or call 206-926-3016.

    Space can be limited so reserve your spot today! Please indicate which night you will be attending. There is no cost to attend. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. If you are in need of ASL or language interpreting services, please contact us.

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