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Take Action for Access to Protection Orders

Home is not a safe place for everyone. COVID-19 “stay home” orders have isolated people experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, resulting in many having fewer options for safety and support. Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-45 improved access to Protection Orders, ensuring that survivors could apply for protection online and providing alternatives to in-person service of […]

Our Refuse To Abuse® 5K is Going Virtual!

For the health and safety of all involved, we are shifting this year’s Refuse To Abuse® 5K to something we can do while social distancing. What’s a virtual 5K? Participants will walk, jog, or run a 5K (3.1 miles) on your own, wherever it is safe to do so (e.g., in your neighborhood, on a […]

Release Some Incarcerated People to Protect Community Health from COVID-19

As advocates for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, we call for the release of certain groups of people incarcerated in our states to reduce the rampant spread of COVID-19 and to protect survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including those who are in prison. We join our sister Northwest coalitions—the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual […]

Response to Coronavirus & Resource Round-Up

Staying home due to COVID-19 may be unsafe for people experiencing abuse. Please know that resources are available 24/7 and domestic violence programs across our state are working tirelessly to help people plan for their safety. Get connected here. It is also an important time to activate friends, family, and community support to help survivors […]

2020 Legislative Wins!

The 2020 Washington legislative session is over! The Legislature adjourned yesterday, bringing a close to this year’s session. Despite working under very tight time constraints and a mounting public health crisis, the Legislature got an enormous amount of work done this year. WSCADV started this session with four top priority bills. We are thrilled to […]

Sexual Harassment and the Fair Housing Act

Sexual harassment in housing is illegal. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has launched an initiative to address sexual harassment in housing by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, and others who have control over housing. The Department of Justice can investigate and seek redress for sexual harassment in housing under the Fair Housing Act. […]

Take Action Now for Survivors of Human Trafficking & Abuse!

We need your help right now to get one of our priority bills over the finish line! Please take a quick moment to email your representatives in the House and ask them to bring 3SSB 5164 – providing public assistance to victims of certain crimes including human trafficking – to the floor for a vote. Not […]

Legislative Update: Almost to the Finish Line!

There are just 9 days left until the regular session ends on March 12th. For the rest of this week, the House and Senate will be on the floor considering bills that were already approved by the other house. We’re thrilled to report that most of the bills WSCADV has been supporting are still moving […]

Harvey Weinstein Verdict and Public Charge Rule

Monday was a day we won’t forget. February 24 was a milestone for #MeToo survivors, with a major verdict in the Harvey Weinstein case. We honor the survivors who came forward, those who tried but were turned away, and those who haven’t disclosed what happened to them. Today, there is no turning back from the […]

Black History Month

We’ve been so inspired by the many powerful stories being highlighted for Black History Month. Join us in showing gratitude for the incredible work Black Women have poured into the domestic violence movement for decades by checking out a few of the many amazing organizations led by Black Women that are creating change in communities […]