Every day is International Women's Day.
Women's Centers International
Home of the Women's Centers Movement
WCI creates safe gathering places in environments that exclude women from key resources.
A Women's Center provides skills training and a support network to foster women's agency over their lives.
A Women's Center promotes healing from trauma and personal growth, enabling each woman
to build the future she desires for herself, her family, and her community.
from Baraka Women's Center
"She asked me if I needed another job far from my husband and a place I can be protected, counseled, and mentored as a young mother. I was so thrilled and I agreed. The following day she came for me and we went to Baraka Women’s Center."
"BWC is surely a place for women who are desperate and have nowhere to go. One day with them changed my life completely."
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The Women's Centers Guide
This Guide presents best practices for establishing and operating a Women’s Center in environments where women are marginalized by exclusion, conflict, and poverty.
The knowledge offered in this Guide derives from successes and failures during field application of the Women’s Centers Model in four locations since 2006.
The Model is rooted in the millennia-old tradition of women gathering for mutual support. A Women’s Center enhances this tradition with contemporary tools and management practices for resource delivery. The Model has proven particularly effective in conflict zones and areas of endemic poverty. It can be adapted across cultures and demographic contexts.
Complementary Digital Edition available with training. Details coming soon.
If you are interested in the virtual training based on The Guide, please send a brief description of your organization and activities to: