We Choose All of Us

We believe that our efforts to end domestic violence must be grounded in a strong resolve for building laws and communities that welcome and respect immigrants, center the lived experiences of immigrants and survivors, and integrate immigrants into the fabric of our society. This means choosing inclusion, choosing compassion, and centering approaches and solutions that choose […]

Women’s March anniversary events

Next weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history. WSCADV joins this movement because working to end domestic and sexual violence requires organizing and demanding safety and justice for women. Women’s safety and freedom is inseparable from the safety and freedom of those most targeted and most marginalized. […]

Advocacy & Activism – Join the conversation!

Join Kata Issari, executive director of Praxis International, for an exploration of the interlocking, and essential, worlds of direct services and social change. Kata will apply concepts and tools from Praxis’ Advocacy Learning Center as we strive to achieve the right balance between intervention and prevention, impacts and root causes, individual and community. We will […]

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]

Our Seattle office has moved

Our Seattle office has moved! Please update your records with our new mailing address: 1511 Third Ave., Suite 433, Seattle, WA 98101

WSCADV in the News

Research over a two year period by WSCADV’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review found that more than half of abusers responsible for domestic violence related fatal shootings in our state were prohibited by law from owning firearms. Last week, our Managing Director, Kelly Starr, spoke to KIRO 7 News about the need for resources to enforce the laws […]

2017 Conference Plenaries – Listen Now

Did you miss our conference this year? No worries! You can now listen to all of the amazing plenary speakers on your own time. Many thanks to Move to End Violence for recording the sessions and making them available.

WSCADV Stands with Immigrant Communities, Survivors, and Dreamers

  The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) is proud to stand with more than 1,850 leaders and organizations nationwide as a signatory to the “We Are With Dreamers” statement released today. This statement expresses our support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects nearly 800,000 young people raised in […]

Charleena Lyles

“She had her teeth knocked out, had numerous black eyes. She has permanent scars from being abused, and she begged and begged for help, […] [t]hen she finally got the help, and then you take her life in front of her children.” (Monika Williams, sister of Charleena Lyles, New York Times, 6/20/17) On June 18th, […]

WSCADV and WCSAP urge you to DECLINE to SIGN Initiative 1552

WSCADV and WCSAP urge you to DECLINE to SIGN Initiative 1552. This harmful ballot initiative is an attempt to roll back civil rights protections and anti-discrimination laws that have helped to protect people in Washington for over a decade. Initiative 1552 targets LGBTQ students and threatens the safety of some of the most vulnerable children […]