WCI develops safe resource centers that serve women affected by conflict and poverty.
A Center responds to women’s needs with training and support in five core areas: housing, education, livelihoods, health awareness, and protection from violence. A Center seeks to foster women’s healing and growth, enabling them be vital agents of sustainable peace and prosperity in their communities..
WCI prepares each Center for sustainable self-management within four years.
Susan Burgess-Lent, Executive Director of WCI, has published a new book.
Trouble Ahead: Dangerous Mission with Desperate People.
These are the stories of her fifteen solo journeys to places that, for awhile, riveted public attention because of their terrifying and elaborate violence: Rwanda, Darfur, the slums of Kenya.
Witness, enabler and critic, the author worked as an outlier, just outside the corporate web of humanitarian aid. Her journals explore ‘what happens after’ a crisis – the grief, resilience, and astonishing aspirations of people struggling to recover. She reveals, through unblinking observations, the nuances of cultures and tragedies unfamiliar to those living in relative peace and prosperity. Out of these missions grew the author’s inspiration for Women’s Centers International, a movement to respond to the global wildfire of women’s needs. Trouble Ahead offers new ways to think about how we can help when it’s needed. And compassionate help is always needed ... somewhere.
You can purchase the paperback at HERE. Kindle version coming soon.
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