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

Charleena Lyles Should Be Alive

June 22, 2017 For immediate release In this moment, we send our deepest condolences to Charleena’s family and write to lift up her humanity. To our community of advocates, and others working to support survivors of violence: we see you and we are committed to supporting you. Charleena Lyles should be alive, not dead. But […]

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The 2017 Trans Resource & Referral Guide Is Here!

  I’m beyond excited to share this resource with you, as we enter Seattle’s week of Pride events: The 2017 King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide is an updated, comprehensive community tool for trans and gender nonconforming individuals, their families and local health and human service providers. It is here for you. This labor of […]

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June 27, 2017
  • Building Facilitator Skills for Dynamic Support Groups - WCSAP

    June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Each support group comes with its own successes and challenges, starting with the intake and continuing until the last group meeting. This webinar will address common issues that come up when completing the intake process as well as group dynamics which can be challenging. We will work through things like: over/under participation in group, group members clashing, no-shows, group retention, boundary issues, and times when group feels like it might be going off the rails. Webinar providers encourage participation, questions and suggestions.

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June 28, 2017
  • June Membership Meeting: Pathways Home, HCSATS services for DV survivors, and more…

    June 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Join the Coalition for our June Membership Meeting and hear (about Pathways home, HCSATS services for DV survivors, the King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide, and Technology Enabled Coercive Control Working Group.

    Pathways Home
    “Last year, Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) wrote and released Pathways Home, the City’s policy framework for moving forward with the needed improvements to the homeless system. Catherine Lester, Director of Seattle’s HSD, would like to share a more in-depth briefing with CEGBV members in preparation for the significant change that will occur this year when HSD issues the Request for Proposal (RFP) for homeless services, the first time in more than a decade.”

    HCSATS Services
    Did you know that Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) offers counseling and other services to people who’ve experienced all kinds of trauma, including domestic violence? Laura Merchant, HCSATS’ Assistant Director, will discuss general approaches to therapy with domestic violence survivors, HCSATS services, and answer questions about how survivors can connect with this great program.

    King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide
    The 2014 Trans Resource and Referral Guide has been updated! An awesome group of community members worked with the Coalition’s Project Coordinator, Frances Lee, to add new and expanded content and resources – it’s over twice as long as the first edition AND there’s now a web version! Frances will talk about the update, walkthrough the website, and hand out copies of the hot-off-the-presses 2017 guide.

    TECC (Technology Enabled Coercive Control) Working Group
    The TECC (Technology Enabled Coercive Control) Working Group, a group that addresses the abusive use of technology in our community, is partnering with local tech professionals to create a Tech Advocacy Clinic where tech savvy folks help survivors sanitize their devices, determine if they have been compromised, improve privacy settings, and help them to preserve evidence. Natalie Dolci and other members of the TECC Working Group will talk about the program and hand out a survey to attendees to get a sense of the kind of abusive use of tech they are seeing in their work with survivors.

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July 5, 2017
  • #InterracialBae - NW Network

    July 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    Community Engagement Center
    located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope
    3818 S Angeline St
    Seattle, WA 98118

    The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse is VERY excited to present our first ever 2-part mini-Series on mixed-race relationships: #InterracialBae.

    This is a 2 week course that engages the skills we need to build the interracial relationships we want. This classes is open to all people, however, Black and Brown people are highly encouraged to attend.

    Topics will include:
    Analyzing power & self-determination
    Practicing Accountability
    Exploring Values
    Strengthening support networks!

    The classes will be held WEDNESDAYS July 5 & July 12, 2017. They are held from 6-8:30pm in our Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118.

    Registration is requested by July 1st Register here.

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

    This class is offered on a sliding-scale: $0 to $90 donations.
    No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships & Trades available

    This class is open to:
    Same-Gender Loving 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 at: 206.568.7777 or

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July 6, 2017
  • An Exploration of Transformative Justice and Why We Need It Shop Talk

    July 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Join us for an exploration of frameworks to community based responses to harm, and to build concrete skills and strategies to engage with ourselves and others to transform the conditions that allow violence to happen. Objectives: • Understand the history of anti-violence movement’s investment in criminalization as the front-line approach to address domestic violence and sexual assault and deepen our awareness of carcel solutions lack of ability to decrease violence, or increase safety, but instead further marginalize communities. • Explore tensions and possibilities between punitive justice, restorative justice and transformative justice as responses to gender-based violence. • Build concrete skills and advocacy tools to incorporate community-based/transformative justice/ community accountability responses to violence in our daily lives and in our organizations.

    Priya Rai is the Queer Network Program Coordinator and a Community Organizer at API Chaya, who got a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Washington School Of Law. She is a queer, mixed race, chronically ill, prison abolitionist who is dreaming wildly and fighting to win. She is dedicated to building power in queer and immigrant communities by mobilizing against violence, and through finding transformative community-based solutions to harm. She believes in the inherent power of the people and our communities to create a world where no one is disposable.

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August 15, 2017
  • Who Decides? The Unique Dynamics of Serving Survivors with Guardians Center on Victimization and Safety - Vera Institute of Justice

    August 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    This webinar will be a primer on the particular issues that arise when a survivor has a guardian and give service providers guidance on issues such as substitute and supported decision making models of guardianship, consent to medical treatment or exams, and confidentiality.

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