The 2020 Legislative Session Begins Today!

Welcome to the start of the 2020 Washington State Legislative Session! It’s a short session this year, scheduled to run today through March 12th, so we anticipate things will be fast-paced and action-packed! Our legislative agenda prioritizes the following three pieces of legislation, but we’ll be monitoring and supporting many more as new bills continue to […]

2020 Domestic Violence Advocacy Day

Calling all advocates who care about how public policy impacts survivors of abuse! Join us in making our voices heard in Olympia during the 2020 state legislative session. We’re doing our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day a little differently this year. Instead of meeting in-person in Olympia on one specific day, we’re experimenting with a […]

New Initiative Uses Sports as Platform to End Sexual Assault and Dating Abuse

We are thrilled to announce that WSCADV launched Team Up Washington today, in partnership with the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress and LifeWire. The new initiative is designed to prevent violence by equipping student athletes with tools to stand up for respect and to shift culture at their high schools and in […]

Impact of the Refuse To Abuse®5k

“Running Saved My Life” Annual Refuse To Abuse® 5k helped domestic violence survivor heal a lifetime of trauma. This article originally appeared in the Mariners Magazine. Reprinted by permission of the Seattle Mariners. Mariners Magazine is available at the ballpark or by subscription. More details here.  Excerpt: Amy had finally started to get her bearings. After […]

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 […]

Check Out Our Conference Workshops

We’ve got 35 engaging workshops lined up for you. Everything from Deconstructing Machismo to Supervision Made Simple. Check them out! And come join us at WSCADV’s Annual Conference, September 26th – 28th in Lynnwood, WA.  

Register today for the Goodwill Refuse To Abuse® 5K!

This unique 5K fun run/walk takes you around every level of Safeco Field from the top to the tunnel to the final lap around the field! Every dollar raised supports our work to prevent domestic violence and promote healthy relationships. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9:00am More Information Register Now Start Fundraising