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. 

Success Stories

from Baraka Women's Center 

Teresia Wanjiku Success Story

"Our teacher Wanjiru introduced a mentorship program which made my self-esteem to go high and my confidence improve. I am in love with who I am and  have started dreaming of the great woman I can become."


Judy Awuor Success Story

"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."


T. Wairimu Success Story

"BWC is surely a place for women who are desperate and have nowhere to go. One day with them changed my life completely."

WCI Podcast


Wise Women Interviews



All episodes: Listen HERE


Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

WCI Video

Amazing Place

This 23-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 Master Class

Now Available Online!

A self-paced course based on The Guide with added special features.


With registration for the

 Master Class, receive a complementary

PDF Edition of The Guide

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 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 can be adapted across cultures and demographic contexts. 


Purchase your print or PDF version HERE