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Regarding Sex Trade Arrests in Seattle Open Letter from Gender-Based Violence Organizations

We are leading organizations in Washington State working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. We are deeply disturbed by the news, reported last week, that the Seattle Police Department has apparently abandoned existing policy on prostitution enforcement and resumed the practice of routinely arresting women in the sex trade in North Seattle.

Anti-Sexual Violence Coalitions Nationwide Condemn the Mistreatment of Refugees & Immigrants Held in Detention Demand End to ICE Raids & POC Community Monitoring

State and national sexual assault coalitions across the country are united in condemning the separation of children from family members as well as the violence and dehumanizing conditions faced by people being held in detention. The treatment of adults and children while detained in U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) migrant detention centers under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is dehumanizing and therefore unacceptable.

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights WCSAP & WSCADV Stand with Immigrant Families

The continuing abhorrent separation of children from family members and incarceration of children is appalling and a human rights violation. The crisis on our U.S. Border is exacerbated by these cruel policies steeped in hatred of immigrants from Latin American countries and Black and Brown immigrants coming via Latin American countries. The camps have been affirmed by Holocaust scholars as parallel to concentration camps.

Proposed Title IX Guidance Comments Submitted to the Department of Education

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault.

WCSAP Responds Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Like many of you, here at WCSAP we spent much of yesterday and this morning watching the judicial committee hearings. Unfortunately, what we have watched is members of our government systematically fail survivors, again. It is unacceptable that we still live in a culture where survivors have their motives questioned, are accused of lying, and shamefully put on trial to defend themselves.