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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Community As Solution

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December 12, 2017
  • Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Assault Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men - Vera Center on Victimization and Safety

    December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    In this webinar, we will discuss the unique circumstances and barriers facing male survivors with disabilities and Deaf male survivors.

    Register here:

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  • Lunch Like This Webinar - WSCADV

    December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Join us for Lunch Like This! A webinar series where we talk DV prevention.

    These short webinars will be a place to share prevention tips and resources and connect with other preventionists from across the state during your lunch hour.

    Get these dates on your calendar, pack a lunch, and tune in for Lunch Like This!

    Dates below. All webinars begin at noon.

    Our next Lunch Like This Webinar is 12/12/2017 and our topic is, our first Lunch Like This "Book Club". It would be great if you read The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas before our lunch date but if not, don't worry. Just be prepared for some spoilers.

    Register here:

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December 16, 2017
  • Annual Holiday Art & Crafts Sale - OPS

    December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    1609 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

    Join OPS for our annual Winter Art & Craft Sale! Come purchase beautiful, meaningful and unique handmade art directly from the artists at OPS and hear survivor's poetry. Share the season and support local artists in your gift giving this year!

    You can also find the event on facebook here:

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  • Community Information Session about Increased ICE Arrests of Refugees - Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

    December 16, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
    Asian Counseling and Referral Service, 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    We’ve heard the nationwide reports of increased ICE arrests of refugees with criminal records. Here’s a recent story from NBC news about the increase of arrests of Vietnamese refugees ( We also learned from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project that ICE is arresting refugees from other refugee communities, including Cambodians, Laotians, Cubans, and Somalis. This development is a departure from past ICE practice and policy regarding individuals from certain refugee-sending countries.

    We would like to offer a community information session on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The session will provide community leaders and community-based organizations a chance to share what they’re seeing and hearing about ICE’s deportation efforts in Seattle-King County, hear from immigration attorneys about recent cases, and get information about where people can go to get legal assistance and other help.

    Directions to ACRS:
    Car: Find us on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, four blocks south of the intersection of MLK and Rainier Avenue S. Free parking available.
    Bus Service: Bus #106 stops on MLK, just outside of ACRS. Bus #7 stops at the intersection of MLK and Rainier; walk south on MLK for about 10 minutes.
    Light Rail: Ride to the Mt. Baker Light Rail station. Get off and walk south for 0.5 miles.

    Please RSVP with Linh Huynh at

    Light refreshments will be provided.

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December 19, 2017
  • Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse - The NW Network

    December 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    To register:

    Basics of Advocacy is a must have for any advocate looking to increase their capacity to support diverse LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. This workshop will include basic information like decoding the LGBTQ “alphabet soup” as well as advanced analysis for understanding the unique and crosscutting issues facing LGBTQ survivors.

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January 11, 2018
  • Coalition 2018 Annual Meeting

    January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    There will be socializing and networking from 9:00 - 9:30 am and the meeting itself will start at 9:30 am

    More information coming soon.

    RSVP here:

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January 18, 2018
  • A Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Networking Event - New Beginnings

    January 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    A professional networking event for providers from Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency fields in the Seattle area. Often times survivors end up interacting with multiple service providers, in many different fields to get their needs met. It can be confusing hearing different messages from different providers and more likely than not these messages are in direct conflict with each other. Join us as we envision ways to work together, cross-train, and strive toward providing more holistic and consistent wrap-around services

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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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