Women's Centers International

Home of the Women's Centers Movement


 

WCI's mission is to support the creation of safe gathering places for women in resource-poor environments.

Women’s Centers provide vocational and life skills training while fostering women's agency over their lives, promoting mental health and recovery from violence, and enhancing their capacity to build prosperity for themselves, their families, and communities.  


The Women's Centers Network

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

 

KENYA – Baraka Women's Center, Nairobi

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

 

KENYA - Baraka 2, BWC's sister Center in Rumuruti, Laikipia County, for Maasai, Samburu, and Turkana women registered more than 800 members after opening in mid-2023 for training in Tailoring, Beadwork, Hairdressing and Beauty skills, and Computer Literacy.

  

KENYA - Women's Power Center in Northern Kenya (WPC) in Kakuma Refugee camp. Providing adult literacy classes and bakery skills training for refugee women; 197 women registered as of December 2023. Additional livelihoods programs are planned.

 

UGANDADreams Destined Women Center, Mukono, serving young mothers. Pilot sewing and sweater-making training program April - Nov 2023.

 

ZIMBABWE - HOPE Zimbabwe, a recent member of the network in Sakubva, a slum in Mutare. They are implementing a community health worker training program.

 

NIGERIA - The Support Nest Initiative (TSNI) with a focus on community mental health. WCI to provide technical support

 

We have suspended, possibly temporarily, our support of Centers in DR Congo and Syria.

 


So Many Ways to Help!

WCI welcomes donations of stock.


Recent News

 

 

Welcome to WCI's new Board Member

Michel Edwards.

 

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WCI is recruiting new Board Members to help guide the organization into its next level of network-building.  We're seeking professionals who have experience with and commitment to fundraising.  Victoria@WomensCentersIntl.org


Facilitating Mental Health for Economic Development

An Innovative Training Model from WCI in collaboration with Baraka Women's Center.

 

WCI has prepared a curriculum for a Mental Health Training Program. We are seeking dedicated funding to implement a pilot throughout the WC Network. 


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