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

Community Job Posting: Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate – DAWN

DAWN is a comprehensive provider of domestic violence services, including Emergency Confidential Shelter, a 24-hour Crisis and Advocacy Line, and Community Advocacy including Legal and Immigrant Rights, Mental Health, Support Groups and one-on-one support. DAWN’s mission is to lead and support efforts in South King County communities to end domestic violence by providing the critical […]

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Community Job Posting: Pro Bono Services Project Safety Staff Attorney – King County Bar Association

Project Safety is a federally-funded (Victims of Crime Act) initiative that provides civil legal services to victims of crime in coordination with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office (KCPAO). Project Safety is an integrated, multi-agency partnership working to address a range of critical legal needs in order to ensure the safety and well-being of crime […]

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December 8, 2016
  • My Favorite Things - WSCADV

    December 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    In this webinar, we'll share some of our favorite prevention tools and tricks that you can find on the good old interwebs. Join us to check out some great prevention PSAs, videos, healthy relationship quizzes, flow charts and more!

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December 12, 2016
  • Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series on Money and Relationships - NW Network

    December 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline St. Seattle, WA 98118

    Monday, December 5th and 12th, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    R$C Mini: Money & Relationships will give participants:
    An opportunity to explore their own values and expectations regarding money.
    Practice in making decisions and negotiating about money in relationships.
    Discourse around the ways that capitalism and class shape our understanding of money and affect our relationships.

    Talking about money can sometimes feel difficult. This class is aiming to offer a place to start the conversation, center queer and trans communities, and build the skills we need for the relationships we want! While some personal finance concepts/basics will be explored, it is not meant to be a class on budgeting, investing, debt management, credit repair, individual finance troubleshooting or the like.

    *Interpreters are available and happily provided. If you are in need an interpreter, please let us know ASAP.*

    Suggested donation: $90.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships & Trades available.

    This class is open to:
    Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
    Trans people & their friends & loved ones
    Other LGBTQ people and is OPEN TO ALL
    Regardless of relationship status or history

    For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact me here or at: 206.568.7777

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December 13, 2016
  • Community-Based Models of Accountability Shop Talk

    December 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Many survivors of gender-based violence are unwilling to call the police or engage with the criminal-legal system, and some who do find that the criminal response is inadequate or that it compromises their immediate or long-term safety, self-determination, and well-being. Historically, anti-violence organizations have spearheaded the advocacy for stronger laws, streamlined prosecution, and increased penalties, yet those very laws and systems are increasingly used to criminalize some survivors themselves, especially women of color, queer folks, and immigrants. Many in our movement have been active in trying to seek justice for survivors jailed or penalized for trying to stay safe, challenging us to deeply reflect on how these laws have brought harm to survivors of violence and our communities. Further, many abusers do not benefit from traditional treatment models. As public awareness increases about systemic racism and disproportionality, communities are increasingly examining the human and financial costs of police, prosecution, and incarceration, and many victim advocates are questioning our movement’s over-reliance on the criminal legal system as a front-line approach to addressing this violence. At the same time, advocates recognize that accountability for people who engage in violence and abuse is critical to ending gender-based violence. So what can we do?


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December 17, 2016
  • Winter Art & Craft Sale - OPS

    December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    1609 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    Please join us for OPS annual Winter Art & Craft Sale. We will have a selection of arts and crafts created by survivors for sale. All proceeds will go directly to the artists. This is a great opportunity to provide direct support to women during the winter holiday season.

    For more information: or 206-850-8252.

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January 12, 2017
  • Coalition Annual Meeting

    January 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    South Seattle Community College-Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    ** SAVE THE DATE **

    More information coming soon.

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