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

Join the Coalition Staff!!!

Join our staff! The Coalition has a rare job opening for a Trauma and Behavioral Health Systems Coordinator. Domestic and sexual violence are associated with a broad range of negative trauma-related behavioral health effects, but the systems to which survivors turn are frequently unprepared to respond to these needs. Behavioral healthcare and victim service providers in King […]

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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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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:  

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March 1, 2018
  • 23rd Annual Vigil: Finding Refuge in Each Other - API Chaya

    March 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    King County District Court, 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Join us on March 1st, 2018 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm for the 23rd Annual Vigil at the King County Courthouse to remember all lives lost to domestic violence. This year’s theme is “Kapwa: Finding Refuge in Each Other.” 

    We need your support to:
    - Endorse the vigil, you will be publicly recognized during the event
    - Volunteer
    - Make a food or non-alcoholic beverage donation for the event
    - Help spread the word, bring 5-10 people
    - Encourage your group/ others to attend
    For details or questions regarding ways to support, contact

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March 6, 2018
  • The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy - NW Network

    March 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    To register:  

    Wanting to move beyond a vision of merely ending violence? Looking for opportunities to share information & skills about healthy relationships? Hoping to get more folks in your community connected to your work? Join us for an exciting webinar on the Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class, and strategies to incorporate relationship skills work into your prevention, community engagement, and direct services work. This presentation will include a brief history of the Relationship Skills Class, examples from our Relationship Skills Class curriculum, and making connections between community engagement and anti-violence movement work.

    Presenters: Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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March 15, 2018
  • Gender-Based Violence Legislative Advocacy 101 Shop Talk

    March 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    As an advocate or helping professional, you work hard every day to support individual survivors of gender-based violence. By engaging in legislative advocacy, you can affect laws and funding to improve the lives of countless survivors in our community. 2018 is an especially important year for us to make sure our voices are heard! This workshop will prepare individuals who are passionate about ending gender-based violence to be effective advocates for change in our local, state, and federal legislatures.

    Attendees will receive:
    • An introduction to basic legislative advocacy skills
    • An orientation to local, state, and federal legislative processes
    • Information on current initiatives that will impact survivors and advocacy programs
    • An opportunity to give input on your Coalition's advocacy initiatives, engagement methods, issue areas and more!
    Meeting Details:

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    9:00 am-12:30 pm
    There will be socializing for the first half hour. The training will start promptly at 9:30 am.

    2100 Building
    2100 24th Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98144
    Community Rooms A & B

    Register here!

    Please use the registration form to request sign language interpretation and other accommodations by March 8th, 2018.

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March 20, 2018
  • Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy - NW Network

    March 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    To register:  

    This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Networks tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed over 20 years of work with LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Networks approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration, and practice for any organization hoping to create relevant, accessible support for LGBTQ individuals, as well as broadly expanding our capacity to holistically respond to the experiences of all survivors.

    Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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March 31, 2018
  • ANNUAL GALA 2018 - API Chaya

    March 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Here at API Chaya, we are dedicated to ending violence in our communities and generating a culture of safety and care where survivors are believed and met with cultural competency at every turn. All proceeds will go towards our transformative work with survivors and their families. Please email us at or call our office at 206-467-9976 if you need assistance.

    Keynote Speaker: Amita Swadhin testified in front of Congress on behalf of child sexual abuse survivors last year, and she is the founder of Mirror Memoirs, an oral history project centering the narratives, healing and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse. -

    Auctioneer: Laura Michalek

    Register here:

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