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 IS ALL AROUND US

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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COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

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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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

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: Program Manager, Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter – Salvation Army DV Program

The Salvation Army DV Program is seeking a Program Manager for its domestic violence emergency shelter. This position is responsible for providing management and overall safety, continuity and effective operation of  a 24/7, twelve-unit, 30 day, DV emergency shelter, based in Seattle, WA. Click here for more information.

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A Letter From Merril: Fall is the Time for Action

Dear Friends, Boo! I hope this day of ghosts, goblins, and pumpkins galore finds you delighting in the bounty of fall. Fall has always been my favorite time of year – I love the colors, the crispness in the air, the deep blue of the sky on the days that we see the sun, and […]

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Events

January 29, 2018
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Day! - WSCADV

    January 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502, USA

    Calling all advocates who care about domestic violence! Register now for our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Olympia on January 29th, 2018.

    What is Advocacy Day? It's a day of advocacy and action! Learn about budget and policy issues that impact survivors of domestic violence, connect with other advocates in your legislative district, and visit the legislators who represent you!

    Even if you are sure that you know your district, please take a moment to double-check here before completing your registration.

    Register here.

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  • Winter 2018 Relationship Skills Class Series - The NW Network

    January 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline Street Seattle, WA 98118

    The Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class Series are thoughtfully planned for:

    - Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Trans people & their friends & loved ones
    - Asexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Other LGBTQ people
    and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history.

    Sign up today by visiting the registration page OR call us at 206-568-7777 for more info! 

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February 5, 2018
  • Winter 2018 Relationship Skills Class Series - The NW Network

    February 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline Street Seattle, WA 98118

    The Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class Series are thoughtfully planned for:

    - Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Trans people & their friends & loved ones
    - Asexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Other LGBTQ people
    and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history.

    Sign up today by visiting the registration page OR call us at 206-568-7777 for more info! 

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February 12, 2018
  • Winter 2018 Relationship Skills Class Series - The NW Network

    February 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline Street Seattle, WA 98118

    The Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class Series are thoughtfully planned for:

    - Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Trans people & their friends & loved ones
    - Asexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Other LGBTQ people
    and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history.

    Sign up today by visiting the registration page OR call us at 206-568-7777 for more info! 

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February 19, 2018
  • Winter 2018 Relationship Skills Class Series - The NW Network

    February 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline Street Seattle, WA 98118

    The Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class Series are thoughtfully planned for:

    - Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Trans people & their friends & loved ones
    - Asexual people & their friends & loved ones
    - Other LGBTQ people
    and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history.

    Sign up today by visiting the registration page OR call us at 206-568-7777 for more info! 

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February 22, 2018
  • Q&A for Advocates - National LGBTQ Institute on IPV/NW Network

    February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am-February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    The National LGBTQ Institute on IPV is excited to announce the 2018 Q&A for Advocates Summit! Q&A (Queers & Allies/Questions & Answers) is a one-of-a-kind training and consultation project available to DV advocates and others who want to improve their advocacy with trans and queer, bisexual lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse. Through this project, the National LGBTQ IPV Institute brings together advocates from across the country to:
    - Develop assessment skills and experience;
    - Share specialized info from LGBTQ survivors;
    - Share information about unique issues and concerns facing our diverse LGBTQ communities;
    - Problem solve around typical barriers that exist in shelters, advocate programs, anti-violence projects and queer resource centers;
    - Integrate queer generated theories and information about domestic violence into work with survivors

    Q&A for Advocates is open to advocates, therapists, activists, social workers, service providers and anyone who works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer survivors of domestic violence.

    This year the summit is February 22-23, 2018 at the South Seattle Community College – Georgetown Campus in Seattle, WA.

    Registration is free and open through January 31st, 2018, but make sure you reserve your space by registering at your earliest convenience.

    Read more and register online for the 2018 Q&A for Advocates Summit at this link:
    https://qanda2018.eventbrite.com  

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