Women's Centers International

Home of the Women's Centers Movement

WCI's vision is that every woman has access to education, training and support to generate sustainable income for herself and her family, ending cycles of poverty and stabilizing families and communities.


WCI mission is to connect and equip communities to build and sustain safe Centers for women affected by oppression, war and poverty, delivering the resources they need to prosper.


 The Women's Centers Network

Each Center adapts the Women's Center Model to local culture and needs.  Key programs include literacy and training for improved livelihoods. All Centers  develop trauma-informed psychological support initiatives.


KENYABaraka Women's Center, Nairobi

Ten years in operation with 1,242 registered                  members and a growing business enterprise, Baraka Mtido Fashion Accessories (BMFA).


KENYA - Baraka 2, BWC's satellite initiative in Rumuruti, Laikipia County, began in August 2022 to serve pastoralist women, including Maasai, Samburu, and Turkana; currently more than 400 members for training in tailoring, beadwork, salon skills, and computers.


KENYA - Women's Power Center in Northern Kenya (WPC) in Kakuma Refugee camp; in development to serve the needs of displaced women; 150 women registered Jan 2023.  Pilot literacy program ongoing.


DR CONGO – Umoja Women's Center, Goma North Kivu; opened July 2022. Bukava Center planned Ap. ril 2023.  Serving war-displaced women.


UGANDADreams Destined Women Center, Mukono New Center to serve young mothers. Pilot sewing and sweater-making training program underway.


SYRIA –  Al Furat Women Center, Deir ez Zor; new Center to support livelihood development for widows.


USA Oakland Women's Center, Oakland CA reopened Dec 2022 as a virtual resource Center, serving primarily women of color in the East Bay area of Northern California.


WCI Podcast


 Wise Women Interviews



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Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify


WCI Videos

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Walk with Me 

The latest news from the Women's Centers Network.

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Amazing Place

This 24-minute film takes you on an exploration of Nairobi’s  slums with the women who live there, and to Baraka Women’s Center, the amazing place where they discover their gifts, choose their path, and deploy their powers.

The Women's Centers Guide

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Best practices for establishing and operating a Women’s Center in environments where women are marginalized by conflict and poverty.  The Women's Centers Model can be adapted across cultures and demographic contexts.