King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is now the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence!

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Keep an eye out for out new website endgv.org, which will go live in late December.

Our Mission

The mission of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCCADV) is to work to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change. In county-wide public policy and education efforts, the Coalition provides leadership on behalf of community based victim service agencies and their allies. The Coalition strives to represent the diverse interests of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

As the “Collective Voice” for the Domestic Violence community in King County, we help member organizations not only do their work, but do their work better.

In county-wide public policy and education efforts, the Coalition provides leadership on behalf of community based victim service agencies and their allies.

Our Values

We value justice. We recognize that domestic violence is rooted

in oppression, and that all forms of oppression are interconnected. Therefore,
in our struggle to end domestic violence, we work to change institutions that
overtly or covertly support the abuse of power between individuals and groups
of people.

We value equality. We are a feminist organization, which means
that we advocate the same rights and opportunities be granted to women as are
granted to men. We support the equitable distribution of power and privilege
throughout society.

We value equitable distribution of resources. We recognize
that poverty and lack of resources are major barriers to safety and autonomy,
and therefore work to improve the economic options available to women and children.

We value self-determination. We therefore work to support
and expand the choices available to victims and survivors of domestic violence,
including, but not limited to, religious freedom, reproductive choice, sexual
orientation, and gender identity.

We value safety. We work with our communities to protect the
emotional, sexual, and physical safety of victims and to hold perpetrators accountable
for their actions.

We value the varied perspectives of women who have been abused.
We establish mechanisms to gather and incorporate input from survivors so that
these perspectives guide our work.

We value collaboration. We work to involve broad segments
of our communities in taking a stand against domestic violence. We also link
with other progressive movements for social justice.

We value diversity. We work together to engage leaders in
building practices that support dignity and respect for all. We value and promote
open communication in order to capture the advantages of diverse perspectives.
We work together to undo institutionalized racism and oppression in all its
forms.

www.kccadv.org