A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
Women’s Rapid Action Project (WRAP): WRAP is a women’s liberal political group whose focus will be to take political action in relation to winning seats in upcoming elections, protecting voters’ rights and helping elect people who will protect and expand women’s rights.
Tacoma Feminist Meetup: Tacoma Feminist Meetup is an intersectional feminist group for action oriented progress.
Legal Voice: Legal Voice secures and protects women’s legal rights in Washington.
Seattle Clinic Defense: SCD is a grassroots activist group dedicated to medically-accurate, shame-free reproductive health care for all.
Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS): OPS aims to address the harm of prostitution, and create opportunities for adult women in Seattle to seek supportive services and heal from the gender-based violence.
Women of Color for Systemic Change: Through peaceful protests, unifying actions, and productive dialogues WCSC are tackling the issue of police accountability in Seattle.
Radical Women: Radical Women is a socialist feminist, grassroots activist organization.
National Organization for Women Seattle: “NOW is dedicated to working within the system and when that doesn’t work, to raising hell.” – Elaine Day Latourell
NARAL Pro-Choice WA: NARAL is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state.
Slutwalk Seattle: Slutwalk is a worldwide movement, working to challenge mindsets and stereotypes of victim-blaming and slut-shaming.
UniteWomen.org WA: Unite Women works to end inequality for women stemming from prejudice and ignorance and works to advance the human and civil rights of women and girls.
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence As the “Collective Voice” for the Domestic Violence community in King County, KCCADV helps member organizations not only do their work, but do their work better.
Powerful Voices: Since 1995, Powerful Voices has been improving the lives of adolescent girls in Seattle through innovative evidence-based programs in public middle schools and in the juvenile justice system.
GABRIELA Seattle is a collective of Pin@ys working to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipinas globally.
Women Who Rock bring together musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes that anchor social justice movements in the Americas and beyond.
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teen women in the greater Seattle area.
This site lists dozens of local women’s organizations and networking groups: http://www.iloveseattle.org/categories.asp?CATEGORYID=15
Seattle Black Feminists: Seattle Black Feminists is a space for Black feminists to converge, unite and organize.
Seattle Feminist Book Club: This book club reads and discusses books that relate directly to feminism.
Seattle Feminism Meetup: This group is for anyone who believes that women should be valued and treated as equal to men.
Eastside/Bellevue Radical Feminist Social: Discuss current issues with other like-minded women from a radical feminist perspective.
Feminist Karate Union: The Feminist Karate Union offers a unique opportunity for women to train in a traditional martial art that engages both body and spirit.
Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu: Seven Star is a women-only Kajukenbo school dedicated to improving the health, safety, confidence and well-being of women in the Seattle area.
SEA Lady Projet: The SEA Lady Project connects, inspires & showcases awesome women doing amazing things in Seattle.
Women’s Funding Alliance Weekly Round Table: Weekly, 1-hour round table discussions on creating greater impact for women and girls across Washington State.
Repro Health Happy Hour: Monthly networking event for Seattle reproductive and sexual health professionals, advocates, and allies.
NSCC Feminist Alliance: The Feminist Alliance is a club for students at North Seattle Community College.
Seattle Attic: Seattle Attic is a feminist, woman-centered, trans- and queer- inclusive space for tinkerers, makers, crafters and hackers of all genders.
Women’s Century Club: Founded in 1891 by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, the Woman’s Century Club is a social club focused on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service.
Women’s Funding Alliance: WFA is the only organization across Washington State dedicated solely to advancing leadership and economic opportunity for women and girls.
Washington Women’s Foundation: WWF engages women in the power of collective giving. Through informed and strategic grantmaking, WWF members expand their knowledge, invest in the life of the community and demonstrate leadership through effective philanthropy.
Millennial Interfaith & Secular Women for Justice: This is a group for millennial women in the Seattle area who identify as a woman of faith or secular interested in social justice, leadership, women’s empowerment, and social engagement.
Here is a comprehensive list of women’s health resources in Washington State.
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS): ADWAS Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence.
API Chaya: API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities by supporting community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.
The CAIR Project: The CAIR Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to removing barriers to abortion access that began as a community effort in response to an unmet need for breaking down financial barriers to abortion.
Cedar River Clinics: Cedar River Clinics is a social justice organization that combines direct services (abortion, birth control, reproductive healthcare), with advocacy and activism (to preserve and ensure access) and community education (to demystify health information and empower health decisions).
Dignity for Divas: Dignity for Divas has a mission of providing daily hygiene necessities to homeless women in need.
Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN): dawnonline.org DAWN is the only comprehensive provider of domestic violence services, including children’s programs, 24-hour Advocacy & Crisis Line andemergency confidential housing for DV victims in south King County.
Feminist Women’s Health Center: FWHC is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman’s right to choose and receive reproductive health care.
Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time.
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: KCSARC’s purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families.
Lifewire is the largest comprehensive domestic violence service provider dedicated to preventing and ending domestic violence in the State of Washington.
Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. They empower women to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity.
New Beginnings empowers survivors and mobilizes community awareness and action to end domestic violence.
The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in the community and across the country.
Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org/ppgnw/
People of Color Against Aids (POCAAN) works with communities of color to ensure equitable access to HIV/AIDS education prevention and health care resources for people of color.
Refugee Women’s Alliance provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive.
WomenSpirit Coalition (AKA Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault) provides a voice for Native women, their families, and communities suffering from epidemic rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking.
YWCA Seattle: www.ywcaworks.org
OPS Men’s Accountability Program: OPS seeks to promote men’s accountability by engaging men in the endeavor to be allies to women in general and to prostituted women specifically.
Wholehearted Masculine: Activating and supporting the rise of wholehearted men by sharing stories, questioning cultural norms, and exploring the power of healthy vulnerability.
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