Kitsap County shall be a caring, supportive, and safe community for everyone that values each individual, celebrates individual differences, and recognizes the importance of each person's contribution.
> To advise county government and the Kitsap County community on issues related to discrimination, violence and harassment based on race or national origin, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status, and
> To promote equitable treatment of all people and reduce prejudice through education, resource referrals, and advocacy.
Linda Gabriel Human Rights Awards
The 2023 recipients of the Linda Gabriel Human Rights Awards were announced! Read the press release with details! Congratulations to everyone and thank you for the vital work you do in our communities!
The Linda Gabriel Human Rights Awards recognize people in our communities who have made significant contributions and are committed to advancing and promoting human rights for all. The awards are named in honor of Linda Gabriel, a founder of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights, who passed away in 2014.
For a complete list of past recipients, please click here.
Applications are open to serve on the Council for Human Rights. We're adding two NEW youth positions. Details and the online application are at kcowa.us/advisorygroups.
Open letter to the Central Kitsap School District July 18, 2023Open letter to the North Kitsap School District March 8, 2023Statement on incidents of discrimination March 18, 2022
The Council for Human Rights organized an annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights each December for 32 consecutive years through 2022 to coincide with International Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on December 10 — the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The conference will not be held in 2024 as the council is focusing on expanding its outreach into the community by participating in other events, hosting spring and fall forums, attending community meetings, and supporting individuals and organizations in responding to racism and hate crime incidents and advocating for equity and inclusion.
The Council for Human Rights regularly meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the
Eagle's Nest at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. A virtual option is also available to the public via Zoom. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. To join by phone, dial 253-215-8782 and enter the meeting ID number: 860 3956 6803
The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights created a form for the public to inform us about issues concerning discrimination, violence and harassment.
The Council for Human Rights is not an investigative body and has no authority to initiate any specific interventions into issues reported to the Council.
However, information submitted can serve to improve the Council's community outreach, education, promotion of diversity, inclusion, equity and efforts to eliminate racist, sexist and religious bigotry. This helps us collect data regarding incidents in Kitsap County and further our mission to advise and educate our community.
SUBMIT INFORMATION HERE
The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights principal role is educational. It has no authority to investigate and make findings in a discrimination case.
Hate Crimes & Bias Incidents
How to report a hate crime.
Learn how the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office responds to Hate Crimes.
10 Ways to Fight Hate from the Poverty Law Center
To file a complaint related to housing, including rentals, contact the Fair Housing Center of Washington at https://www.hum.wa.gov/fair-housing
Healthcare Agencies & Facilities Complaints
Contact the Washington Department of Health at its facility complaint website
Sexual Exploitation or Trafficking
Survivor Support Hotline & Services including crisis support, education, tools and resources at 360-362-5143 or email@example.com . Drop-in support center (Bremerton)
Compiled by the Kitsap CountyCouncil for Human Rights
Updated November 2022
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(Email suggested edits and additions here.)
Contact the United Nations Human Rights Council at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx.
For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay up to date on the conference and other events and opportunities with the Council for Human Rights. Sign up to receive electronic notifications here.
(Be sure to check the box for Council for Human Rights News and Events under the Board of County Commissioners topics.)
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