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

For Immediate Release: KCSARC & CEGV Respond to Murray Resignation

September 13, 2017 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mary Ellen Stone, Executive Director King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (425) 282-0354 – Merril Cousin, Executive Director Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (206) 568-5454 – KCSARC and CEGV Respond to Murray Resignation RENTON and SEATTLE, Washington – King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) and […]

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Community Job Posting – Planning & Development Specialist, City of Seattle HSD/MODVSA 

Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities.  We invest in programs that help people […]

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September 20, 2017
  • 2017 Candidate's Forum - SHSC

    September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

    You are invited to join your fellow multi-cultural community members and human services providers to meet and hear from Seattle Mayoral, City Council, and City Attorney candidates.

    Candidates were asked a series of questions prior to the primary election; now they will be answering different questions in person.

    Join us and our guest moderator, Marcus Green, Editor-n-Cheif of The South Seattle Emerald,

    - Free and open to the public.
    - Childcare available.
    - Voter registration available on site.
    - Light refreshments will be served.
    - Sign language and language interpreters available if rsvp by
    September 5th.
    - Find out where your candidates stands on human services and
    social justice.

    Please RSVP at

    Seattle Human Services Coalition
    Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness
    South Seattle Emerald
    Real Change
    Solid Ground
    King County Early Learning Coalition
    Equity in Education
    Catholic Community Services
    Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
    Church Council of Greater Seattle

    For more information on this event, please visit our website:

    For any questions or if you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Kimberly Chae, 206.325.7105 or

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