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..  


WOMEN'S GROUP starting Feb 1st

A new Women’s Group to discuss topics important to making the best of our lives. The group will meet the First Friday  of each month with a new topic  to keep us connected and inspired.

No fee.  Beverages and snacks provided.


1st meeting:  Structure for Our Days

Date:     Friday Feb 1

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

 Place:  1651 Adeline St.  Second Floor    Oakland, CA 94607

Contact:   510-823-2120  Susan@WomensCentersIntl.org


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 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.

BUY the paperback at HERE Kindle version coming soon.


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